Well, I am up to Garment #2 which isn't too bad considering all that is happening in my life at the moment, and it is still January.
My first garment was Louise Cutting's Relax-A-Little long skirt pattern. I put a lining in it and it is just wonderful to wear. I washed and dried it today, and when I pulled it out of the dryer, it didn't even need pressing. WHY OH WHY don't I make a note of what fabric I use for my garments. I would buy a boat load of it.
Then I had to buy black boots to go with it.
I had the boots on today for quite awhile for picture-taking, and I am not sure I am going to keep them. I found a flaw in them, and to keep all of you from getting together and forming a committee to have me committed, I'm not going to tell you what it is. (-;
Garment #2 is a Silhouette Pattern by Peggy Sagers.
Now, I really love Peggy, and I think she is the most generous person. However, her patterns drive me crazy! She is so knowledgeable about all things having to do with pattern making and sewing that I don't think she realizes how confusing her patterns are.
Let me see if I can get a picture of the pattern envelope for you... Here it is.
Here is the BACK of the envelope:
I did JUST NOW notice that it calls for two 5/8" buttons. It sure doesn't tell you where they go though.
It turns out the sleeves are VERY WIDE and you have to put a fold in them -- add a buttonhole into the fold -- put a button on the other side -- and button the hem edge of the sleeve. Here is what they REALLY look like at the wrist.
And here I am in the finished blouse. I tried it WITH a belt:
And I tried it without a belt:
This is too big in the top as you can see. I could put my arm in the armhole twice! I have redrawn the pattern with a higher back, forward shoulder seams, shoulder slope adjustment and a smaller sleeve. Maybe I'll get it done tomorrow.
so I'll tell you about Jerry.
I MISS HIM!!! I have figured out a way to get him down here with me. I called and told him about it, and he agreed it was a good idea. He has hired the NEW GUY that I didn't want him to hire because he is the only one who can train him. I decided it was worse for me to fight the issue and upset us both -- although I did give it a try -- so I finally agreed he should do what he thought was best.
He wants to work -- of course -- but I don't want him anywhere there may be a germ. He got so sick a few weeks ago after he went to the store and picked up the flu/cold germs from all the keyboards he worked on there. Several of our employees have been sick or are sick. I just want to protect him. He has SO MUCH to deal with as it is.
Anyway, Jerry is giving the new guy his delivery van to drive. That means Jerry won't have a vehicle up there. His pick-up is down here along with our two cars. Since the new guy is going to be working at BOTH of our locations, I suggested he have the new guy DELIVER Jerry down here to me. Brilliant, huh??? Jerry has a nice, private office here. It will be germ-free once I get through spraying it down with Lysol. Jerry can train the guy here. Then the guy can go back home, and Jerry can come home with me and I can hug him to pieces and keep him safe.
Wish he could deliver Jackie to me too.
I better get to bed. It's about that time.