Sewing Notes

In “keeping myself occupied while using up my PTO at the end of the year” news, I made a bag for storing my shawls – mainly the Evenstar shawl. I’ve decided to store those in my sweater drawer, and I want an extra layer or protection for the ones I don’t wear often.

You can barely tell, but I’ve lined this in a contrasting yellow. (This is the second half of a matched set of fat quarters I bought a number of years ago.)

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Sewing Notes

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It’s impossible to buy gift bags that aren’t either rigid, or the size of a car seat box.    I’m shipping the things I bought for BF’s cousin’s baby, and I would very much prefer a bag I can mush into a shipping box.     So, I had to sew to my own.    (As a measure of how much I like K and J, I stood in line at Joann Fabric the Saturday after Black Friday with one bolt of fabric to cut.   Hilariously, they had run of numbers in the deli counter number system they usually use for the cutting table…)

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To go along with the baby blanket (and the box full of other assorted swag I’ll be sending to CA shortly), I completed two gift bags, in this cute fabric.    It doesn’t necessarily go with the color scheme of the blanket, but I really liked the fabric, so I decided I don’t care.

Sewing Notes

 
I went as far as I could with the tee shirt muslin.     It was mostly a success.    I’ve verified that the pattern fit, and I identified a few things I could do at set up to make it easier to put together going forward.
I do have to revisit hemming.    There were some tricks in the video for how to do the sleeves, as well as how to do both sleeves and bottom hem without bunching.   (And I was using the walking foot, so that wasn’t my biggest problem.)
  

I am most proud of the neck band.   Once I got my head screwed on straight and sewed the right sides together, it went together surprisingly well.   I can definitely see myself making more of this shirt.