Sunday, April 26, 2009

A little progress!

Well, I didn't exactly sew all day like I had planned...

Ohio has FINALLY decided to turn into summer weather and the past two days have been GORGEOUS. So, when my friend Clara invited me over to her house to lay out today, I had to accept... if not to spend time with a great friend, to be in the sun for a few hours!! And I definitely don't regret it... it's amazing what a mood stabilizer the sun is!!

So, it was around 4:30 when I got home, and I sat down for a little while to start my dress! I cut the pieces out, and then I decided that I wanted a hard copy just in case I decide to make it again. So, pretty much ever since then (minus a short visit to my aunt's to see my grandma) I've been scanning in the pieces bit by bit, piecing them together in Photoshop. It's pretty tedious, but I think it's worth it. The only thing I'm having issues with right now is the fact that when I iron the pieces, all the wrinkles don't come out. I don't want to burn them but I'm so OCD about wrinkles... that's why I only have a few pieces of clothing I have to iron... because it has to be perfect!! Haha.

Anyway, I don't start training for work until next Monday, so all I have on docket for this week (since I'm done with UD's semester! Woo hoo!) is my Sinclair class and 3 45-minute tutoring sessions. So I imagine I will have lots of time to sew!

My lovely friend Andrea sent me a garment sewing tutorial today, and BOY did it clear up lots of things about this dress business!! I'm really looking forward to it now that it isn't so intimidating. It was such a nice thing for her to do!! :)

Also, I may be nixing the roman shades. Art says he might want to put blinds in all the windows - and hey, if he's buying, I'm not complaining!! So perhaps just some simple panel curtains and a window seat cushion. And placemats. And paintings. Hmm... I think that's suitable for a housewarming present!!

Welp, back to scanning!