I've been away!
Has anyone missed me? I doubt it, lol. Honestly, how many new SFD blouses does a reader REALLY care to see? I may stop photographing them. No, I won't do that, but I may quit showing them to you unless I do something really different.
For the last several days, I've been in kind of a fog. We are STILL waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the construction crew of Father-Son-Grandson to finish UNdoing and REdoing the siding job on our house. I haven't shown you the completed back patio.
Do you know WHY I haven't shown you the completed patio?
Because it ISN'T COMPLETE!!!
Father-Son (no Grandson, and we are THRILLED about that) showed up today to finish the posts on the patio. AGAIN, the caps didn't fit; and AGAIN, they had to go somewhere to remake them.
Just in case someone may care, I will show you pics of the completed and UNcompleted pink flower-black dot blouse. (Sounds like Father-Son-Grandson crew!) I explain what happened in the video. Here it is as it was BEFORE I cut all the buttons off. I changed the buttons from PINK to BLACK because of the Godet Sleeve I chose to put on this blouse.
I LOVE that fabric. Since I screwed this blouse up with the "too big" buttons -- which I think are 7/8", not 3/4" -- I ordered more of this fabric. I will make another blouse when it arrives. Since I can wear this one after I fix it, I will find a different pattern for the next one.
Yesterday, I went out into my upstairs office area closet to find a coat hanger. There was no hanger there, so I had to go into the upstairs guest room to look in that closet. When I looked inside that closet, I saw the prettiest roses pop out of the folds between the garments in the closet. I pulled the rose-attired garment out completely to see what it was, and low and behold, it was the cutest revamped sweatshirt that I did many years ago. When I put the bias tape on the neckline, the neckline bulged out like a turtle shell. I hated it, and I was frustrated, so the sweatshirt went into hiding. I decided to take it OUT of hiding to see if I could fix it with all of my new wonder-skills.
Check it out. Isn't it cute? Remember those days when everyone was turning sweatshirts into jackets? Well, this was my failed attempt at it. It took me 4 to 6 hours to fix it sufficiently. I even added a bust dart that goes down into the sleeve. The shoulder slope is WAY off, but it is a sweatshirt, after all.
This is a HORRID picture! I just now took a picture of a tiny picture in an album I have because a lot of my photos have disappeared from my computer. Jerry backed them up on a "Book", and I think new backups erased old backups.
The border of this quilt is all black with black thread. The roses are bright red, like on my sweatshirt. I WISH I had made the window panes WHITE instead of green, but I was trying to be all matchy. I need to make another one of these because it is really pretty in real life. Next time, the window will be WHITE -- like a real window. Duh! Who ever saw a GREEN window? I made some of the roses come OUT OF THE WINDOW. I guess this window is not only green, it doesn't have any glass in it either.
I thought, at first, that I was going to have to throw away the pink flower/black dot blouse because of my button screw-up, so I made ANOTHER blouse with the same pattern. I used a large print for this one, and I'm afraid it looks like I was attacked by giant moths that had flown out of a blender! I almost threw this one out, but then decided not to because I had really cute buttons for it.
The reason I bought this giant moth/butterfly fabric was for the colors. I have a lot of tan/beige/brown slacks, and I don't have any prints that match them. I am always looking for prints with browns in them, and this print had them all.
So here it is, ready or not:
Do you like the way I whited out my innumerable chins in the pic on the right???
These sleeves are the SAME. Glenda's "Godet" inset. I love it, and it made my blouse have something the others don't. You can leave it open or close it.
And I told you I made a video today. I am going to put the link here, but I warn you: It is all the same info as above, and I doubt it is very ear-worthy.
And I just remembered, I made THREE videos the other day for Martha showing how to change your SFD pattern to make it have princess seams. So these are for Martha: