Thanks to my husband's help (and a newfound interest in wearing my makes to work as soon as they're done), I'm also doing a bit better at documenting my finished items in use. This is from last Friday early in the wee hours. I had to leave the house at 7 freaking a.m. that day, so ironically there wasn't much sun to illuminate the ol' sunspot skirt. Many of the photos came out blurry as a result.
|Smiling and foot-gazing just like a JC Penney catalog model.|
I'm liking the slightly longer length I hemmed this at. It's actually the same skirt (modified from vintage Butterick 6075) that I use on my version of the Emery, modified to have front pockets (what's the technical term?) instead of side-seam pockets. Just because. The fabric's an inexpensive cotton lawn and I've had it long enough to forget where it came from. (So when I say "inexpensive" you know I am talking about quality, not price.)
This was sewn with Mrs. Williams the Featherweight, as was several other of my recent projects. So, the zip came out a bit crappy because I don't have a good zipper foot for this machine. I put this one in with the regular straight stitch foot and it came out better than the one I used the low-shank zipper foot on. The zipper foot I have is rigid, and this seems to make it impossible to get over any kind of seam, and what zipper doesn't cross a seam? Ugh. I could adjust my foot pressure but it's good for everything else and who wants t fiddle with that every time the zipper foot comes out? I've seen zipper feet that are hinged ... need to hunt one down I guess. OK, end rant. :) Other than this zipper thing Mrs. Williams' company continues to be a pleasure.
The facing's quilting cotton. The fact that it coordinates so well pleases me -- the scrap bin gods smiled on this project I guess. The lining's the usual Imperial poly/cotton batiste.
Have a great weekend everybody!