Two daughters left yesterday to return to college, the third is out with friends, and most of my menfolk are watching football. There's only so many times I can wander through the room and wonder why the Eagles are losing so badly to the guys in the cheese colored outfits and hats, so you know where I went for the day....
I started with the midnight blue velour (Diane, all of the velour is 60" wide; it's just wonderful), but then was distracted by a couple of floral fabrics. One of them needed to be a bright, cheerful skirt, to counteract the dead of winter doldrums. I have to say that I'm really glad that I learned to do lapped zipper applications last year; I can hardly tell the zipper is there. Truthfully, however, my buttonholes leave a lot to be desired.
Another wonderful thing in sewing world is machines that do blind hems. Hemming has always been the bane of my existence; hand sewing is too tedious for me. So, when I saw a mchine that would do blind hems back in 1989, I had to have it, even though it was $400 way back then. And when it died in 2004, I replaced it, although the price had dropped to under $300 by then. Nowadays, even basic machines seem to incorporate this feature. While mine might not be as nice as a hand sewn hem, it's not bad.
Then I tried a new view of a pattern I love for a new velour top. I'm not sure I adore the top, but a few adjustments here and there will probably fix that. It was a weird one to make, because the prodecures are not what I expected at all, but I got through it.
So, on a dreary day, when football's the only amusement available, I got a new outfit! And now I can return to my velour, and maybe a couple more skirts, a much happier person!