Look what I found on the washington dc craigslist! It is labelled "Strommen Bruk Hamar – Product of Norway". It is a nice size- big enough to serve as an end table, but small enough to carry easily. My mom had something along these lines when I was young. It was really convenient. I need to stay off of craigslist, though- too many tempting machines out there.
Lotsa fun sewing htis weekend, but no photos :(
I sewed bolsters for Daniel to take with him to his apartment in Boston and I altered a polo shirt for Kelly. I used the instructions from Pamela's Patterns #103 T-Shirt Makeover.
I didn't use Pamela's pattern though, because I thought darts would look better. I used Vogue #8151 Today's Fit by Sandra Betzina. It was a little tricky because I had to work around the collar. And it was a little stressful because there was NOT ENOUGH fabric under the armpits!! I extended the pieces using little leftover scraps. Voila, gussets! This is a gusset.
So sad, no pics, as I was quite proud of my work. And I did it in 2 hours. The shirt was provided to her through work and she is required to wear it tomorrow, so I did have a moment of panic before I created the gussets.
Not everything was successful- I finally showed Laura the dress (that killed my mojo!) and she agreed - WADDER.
Now that I have done some sewing for other people, I think my mojo is coming back. I just need to finish the draperies. Panels are cut, washed and ready to assemble. Lotsa long seams in my future.
I hope you've had some sewing fun, or, any kind of fun.