Friday, May 31, 2013

Feeling the pain!

My poor little Bernina 1130 has gone to the shop. I was working on a skirt and it started to go 'clunk, clunk, clunk.' I changed the thread and matched the bobbin thread. I cleaned out the machine, including the bobbin and bobbin case. I turned it off and on. And lordamercy, it still clunked.

I guess it's good timing. Or is it ever good timing? She'll get a good cleaning and a tuneup, and hopefully, there isn't something majorly wrong with it.

What's a gal to do? Hand sew! I'm still working on the never-ending hexagon quilt and that's keeping me busy for now, but I have 4 skirts cut out! Argh.

Come home safely, lil Bernina. I miss you.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Getting some summer sewing done

I finally found a skirt pattern I like. The past couple of days, I've been cutting out summer skirts. I've lost a considerable amount of weight and don't want to buy a lot of clothes. I did buy some tees in various colors and decided that it's going to be the summer of skirts. I'm lining each one so I don't have to wear a slip. It will be a loose lining that is about 2" shorter than the skirt. The pattern has a waistband, so it works out perfectly.

I haven't sewn for myself in a while. It almost feels scandalous! I have a drop waist dress in the works. I didn't think it would fit, but I do believe it will now! It's kind of fun to sew for me.

What are you making?