Something has come over me....I find myself once again committing myself to new projects!
How does this happen when clearly I have plenty of unfinished projects to keep me busy...quite busy.
My new schedule is allowing me more time to sew...but let's not get carried away Lynne
Maybe an intervention is in order.
When last we left this project it looked very ...very similar to this, but there has been some progress.
The hem is complete.
If you look closely you can now see the sashiko stitching in silk thread up the center back.
I have also made progress on the other sleeve.
The hand quilting is completed.
I accomplished this by basting the wool and silk layers together ( long white thread)
Marking 1" lines with a chalk wheel
Then I did a hand quilting or running stitch.
This does not take as long as you think it will....really:)
I am careful to not do my running stitch to close to the seam line because I will need room to press the seam open once it has been machine sewn. I pin the silk lining out of the way because I don't want to catch it in the seam.
After my seam is sewn I press it open using a seam stick. This prevents me from pressing a crease in the silk lining.
Once the seam has been pressed open I can lay the silk over the seam and hand stitch it closed.
I will do this tonight while watching Downtown Abbey.
I will also fix this little annoyance...
Do you see how the hem is uneven....Argh. This is a basic pattern mistake which really rather irritates me. It's also a rather common mistake.
But what irritates me more is that I let it get this far....why?
When I trued up the pattern, I did not fix it...and this is something I specifically look for!
When I sewed up my cuff all I needed to do was trim it even with the front hem before I hand bound the hemline! Each time I encountered this issue I just kept thinking " Oh for goodness sake Lynne, lighten up, its a bed jacket" Ah yeah, a bed jacket I will be spending many many many hours on.
If your going to do something....do it to the best of your ability.
Clearly this needs to be fixed especially since I didn't let it get this far on the other cuff - lol
So tonight..while watching Downtown Abbey this will be ripped back to the point where I can make it right.
Do you ever see a problem coming and do nothing to prevent it from becoming a bigger problem?
Will I ever stop this?
Please share your similar experiences with me..
I need to know I am not the only one who pursues such a foolish course.