motorharp: line drawing of kid with glasses intently reading (bookworm)
These fabrics:
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Silk chiffon and charmeuse


Make this top:
Sea green blouse 3Q

I finished this Simplicity 1891 blouse a while ago, but with a cotton broadcloth underlining that was way too stiff. I decided to reline it with silk charmeuse, since I was able to find the right color. However, that meant trying to take apart something made from silk chiffon, hand basting the shifty layers together, and sewing it back up on the (hopefully) original stitching lines. That were shifting all over the place. Then there were the buttonholes. Ugh. I hand stitched them with regular thread, and that didn't work. I tried one on the machine, and that didn't work either. Then I hand stitched them with embroidery thread and that worked, although I hope no one ever examines them up close.

Sea green blouse back detail

And with that, I think my spring collection from 2010 is finally done. Yay, me?
motorharp: line drawing of kid with glasses intently reading (bookworm)
sea-green
I finished one couch cushion.

I made a silk bandana with a hand-rolled hem to sleep in to see if it keeps my hair from frizzing. Sadly, it was faster to do this than use either machine.

I'm reworking the buttonholes on my blouse. Again. But this time with better, thicker thread.

I gave the newly-repaired serger a test run in preparation for revamping a sweater. It didn't go so well. :( Further testing is needed in order to determine if problem is of machine origin, or operator error.

In other news, today was...difficile.

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