So, I was trying to finish up one last vacation top tonight and things just weren’t going my way. I’m not 100% happy with the alterations I made to the pattern – in spite of the down-and-dirty muslin I whipped up on Sunday. Then my coverstitch machine started acting up. I did figure out what the problem was – the needle thread wrapped around a spring at the back of the machine. I fix that, manage a few stitches and the looper thread breaks. And breaks again. And again. Sheesh! I think it’s the Maxilock thread. Of course, all of this happens while I am trying to stitch the sleeve hem in the round, on a flat-bed machine!
Here’s my sewing contribution for today: another vintage pattern I purchased on Etsy today. I am always looking for casual tops that are a little different. At first glance, this doesn’t look all that special but check out the shapes of the pattern pieces! Yes, they actually have shape.
I don’t think I’ll get any more sewing done this week as there’s still so much to do before I go away. I know what I need to do to fix the pattern I was working on tonight so I may try to squeeze that in while it’s still fresh in my mind. I tell you, it is going to kill me to be away from my sewing machines!