Well, actually yesterday and today:
Yesterday I had a very nice meeting with the kilt expert,
and she evaluated my work so far. Only a couple of very
minor changes necessary (flaring the front apron a skoosh
more, and making a small change to the last (double box)
pleat.. Whoo Hoo! Now on to the steeking, hair-canvas
interlining, lining, sewing on the top band, straps and
buckles, and finishing the hem. :-)
Today, I was invited by older DD to help her with a costume
for DGD for a play (McCalls 4915
she's going to be a 60s secretary). She had the jacket cut out, I helped her with alterations to the skirt pattern (a simple A-line with front box pleats), and we waded in: interfaced the lapels and collar, sewed and pressed the darts, shoulder and side seams, sewed, turned and pressed the collar, and sewed the neckline, lapels, and hem seams. I showed her how to clip curves and corners, and press so that the lapels would lie right. Stopped at that point because DGD has dance and piano lessons this afternoon. But I'm going back over Thursday to help her get it finished. And she enjoyed it! That's the very best part. I have struggled to share my love of sewing with my two DDs, because I'm not a natural teacher, and tend to be too much of a perfectionist (learned very well at the knee of my perfectionist mother). However, I have learned to keep my hands off unless she *needs* help, and she did great today. We chatted, had a nice lunch, and got a lot done.
Happy,, happy, happy....
- posted 12 years ago