Sunday, January 18, 2015
Scraps an' stuff...
Really not a big whoop of a day. Finished my library book, had a nice nap, dug through some fabric for another go at the contest dress I’m altering millimeter by millimeter. The first trial used a tiny scrap of fabric, which I liked, and wondered how small I could go to try the newest alterations.
Found the sandwich baggie of small squares and decided to try to use some. I got them in a bag of ‘scrape fabric’ from a thrift, and didn’t realize a good chunk of the intriguing fabric within was a buncha small 2 ¼” squares. Evidently someone was gonna make a quilt, as several were already stitched together. Since I wasn’t doing anything special anyway, I sorted out all the squares, and realized I had a lot of ‘em. Even took apart the stitched strips, just to have the maximum options available.
Of course, I liked the ‘falling star’ red print – I’ve had it in white and blue before. I had ten squares, would that be enough ? Two stitched together was enough for the bodice, and if I hemmed instead of lined it, yeah, that was enough. I used three for the first tier, five for the second, and went ahead and sewed up the pieces into skirt strips, and hemmed the bottom tier. Applied Fray-Check to the raw edges and had to let it sit. We had a date with M&FIL to celebrate Dearest Son’s birthday.
As I’ve concluded before, now that I don’t have to live with them, I can love them again, and we had a nice visit up until my eyes started to itch. Six cats and a dog will do that to me. But up ‘til then, they got Dearest pizza and a home-made cake, and we had a fun time chatting. He even took it well when their gift was a couple home-schooling modules. My boy’s becoming a young man, so fast.