Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oh my deary, how time flies

My goodness...I still feel like I'm in Me-Made-May and the first two weeks of June have already whizzed by!   I've got a few projects lined up at the moment.  One of my favorite things about Me-Made-May was I realized I need to actually FINISH the projects I start! hahaha.  I somehow always manage to leave some tiny piece unfinished on almost everything I sew! 

For example:
-The 1930's lounging outfit--pant legs are still not hemmed
-1950's printed leaves skirt--no button closure on the side (I, um, still use a pin to hold that top part together)
-1940's hot pink blouse--not properly hemmed

ahem :-)  so, I've been wrapping up a few of these projects.  The biggest one on my list is the alterations to the first dress I made (yup this photo was taken back in December!!!):


From this pattern:
I'm determined to make this dress fit properly!  A big thank you to everyone for all your advice earlier on tips for alterations.  I've taken up the shoulders and it has made a big difference!  Now I am tackling the front bodice, putting a few darts in the back and then I need to fix the collar and take up the sleeves.  Phew!  Put it's coming along slowly and I will be excited to finally wear it out in public!

What about you?  Any completed projects you want to revisit?

5 comments:

  1. No completed projects... but I sure have a ton on the 'wish it was finished so I could wear it already' list. Welcome back to blog-world!

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  2. Oh I do the same thing - often delay finishing the final details! Now I have a little rule that I cannot do my final blog post until it is totally completed. It has worked so far, but let's see how long I last!!

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  3. I love that dress, Debi! I have things I need to finish/repair, too, in addition to my sew-along items.

    Nice to see you back blogging again. :)

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  4. I can't tell you how many things get taped in place because I want to wear them before I hem them and then years go by. Really! I have a pair of pants that I have worn for three years (Three years!) without having properly hemmed them. And I'm not going to lie, they probably won't get hemmed because the tape seems to work well.

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  5. I agree, that dress is lovely!
    I think I have pins in a lot of my 'finished' projects too....

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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