During the run up to Christmas I lost my inclination to sew, blog and pretty much stopped internetting completely. I don’t know why and I am sorry to have been so neglectful.
Do you know what set me on my feet again? Hand rolling hems. Yes indeedy. But forgive me, I am a little ahead of myself.
Seasons Greeting and a very Happy New Year
Anyway, all the craziness has finished and we are happily meandering through six weeks of summer break. Bliss. I did make a lot of festive gifts this year, mostly from the kitchen but had planned several scarves as well and that’s where the rolled hems came in.
I found a fab video tutorial (added to the side bar on the right if you’re interested) and set myself up in front of the telly of an evening to stitch. The gentle, quiet time required to hand roll the edges of each silk square was wonderful and just what I needed.
Amazingly (well I’m amazed) I did sew up a couple of garments as well. Nothing tricky but worth noting. The first was for my sister in law – another New Look 6976 in dark blue cotton voile with french seams and vintage lace for the neckline drawstring casing. No picture sorry but fingers crossed it fits.
The second was a simple summery top for me. BurdaStyle 07/2012 #117.
Perfect to get back into my stitching groove – a quick easy make ideal for summer holiday slouching. I’ve worn it as often as it can be washed and dried!
Its in a soft as soft cotton from mum (she’d had it for 20 years or so I think) and I made minimal changes to the pattern – a little less neckline gathering and slightly longer at the hem. I feel rejuvenated.
Now I will leave you with a gratuitous Christmas morning shot. Ho ho ho.