October 2016

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Re: October 2016

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:42 pm

Moving on from bridal alterations. Today, I shortened a Sleeping Beauty skirt by 3-1/2 inches which included 1 layer of satin and 2 layers of tulle. I did a quick rolled hem on all 3 layers. Took 30 minutes to finish. I finished a clerical stole for a minister friend. I'll post a pic soon. I also stitched together a leopard costume that had a rip in it. All of this took me around 2 hours to do. I just have 2 pairs of pants to hem and a zipper to replace and all of the alterations are done. I have orders for 3 more clerical stoles to do by Nov 18th. Busy, busy sewing times. After these stoles are done, I am sewing for myself until February. My wardrobe desperately needs updating. I'm not sending gifts to my family that I made. We had a professional portrait done so they will get an updated pic with DVDs of my daughter's sermons. I'm not stressing myself out this year.
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Re: October 2016

New postby sewingrandma on Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:11 pm

Marty you certainly sound like you are keeping busy. I made 25 Christmas bibs last week and have another 25 cut out. Libby have you started the Christmas stockings yet?
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Re: October 2016

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:28 pm

Here's a pic of the stole before it is washed and ironed. I hope that she loves it.

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Re: October 2016

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:58 pm

44 stockings cut out so far.. Had to stop and make a baby care pkg. because I had run out of everything for a girl.. I am cutting a few everyday to keep my hand from getting too stiff..
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Re: October 2016

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:32 pm

That's great Libby.
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Re: October 2016

New postby sewingrandma on Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:07 am

Sounds like you are well on your way making Christmas stockings Libby. I have to limit myself also when I am cutting out items. I belong to a smaller group now for NIN and everyone helps each other. On our work meetings we can bring what ever we are working on and mostly I take items to cut out and some of the other ladies who don't sew or knit will cut out items if I trace the item. It is working out great so far.
I've put together 9 tote bags over the last 2 days, most of them cut out by others, and started stitching the last batch of 25 Christmas bibs.
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Re: October 2016

New postby MartySews2 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:48 am

Libby and Brockie, sounds like y'all are gearing up for the holidays. I have cut out another stole for our current minister. He wanted one for Advent in royal blue. So I ordered 3yds of 100% linen from http://www.Fabric-store.com. I have chosen 2 embroidery designs for this stole and will put 2 rows decorative stitching at the bottom. My interfacing which I ordered from Fashion Sewing Supply came today so I will get the interfacing cut out tomorrow afternoon when I'm at the church. My lovely cutting counter is being used for storage of my daughter's things. This weekend, I worked on alterations and clothing repairs. I shortened and hemmed 2 pairs of pants for my hubby as well as remade a dress into a top. The dress was one that I had made at a workshop but always felt that it was too short to wear anywhere and I wasn't happy with the sleeves being bracelet length and so wide at the wrist. So, I cut the skirt off of the sheath dress and hemmed it into a top. Then, I took out the sleeve hem. After that I took in the wrist part of the sleeve until it fit the way that I wanted. Then using my serger, I hemmed the sleeves to match the hem of the top. Here are the before and after pics of the transformation. I'm much happier with the top now. It gives me 2 long sleeve tops to wear for fall/winter. We are still having 85+ temps so it may be a while before I can wear it.

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Re: October 2016

New postby sewingrandma on Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:17 am

Marty, very nice job of restyling that dress. I does look so much nicer.
All the Christmas bibs have been completed and turned in and now I'm starting the shirts for my DB. I completed one yesterday. Another one is all cut out just waiting for me to start and I plan on cutting a few more out this week. They are easy to make taking me only about 90 mins. to put together.
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Re: October 2016

New postby MartySews2 on Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:43 pm

That's wonderful, Brockie. Wish that you could post a pic of one. I'm halfway thru making another clerical stole for my minister.
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