2008-10-23

Sewing - AARRRGH!

Well, it has actually gone better than I imagined. Here is the suit so far...here is what it will look like when I am done (I hope).




Unfortunately, I have to pick out all of the stitching along the bust sides and tighten it up and raise the fabric along the straps, cause the girls are falling out.


Not a very good photo of what that will entail, but I used an overlock stitch on the machine, so there are about 7 million stitches for each inch of fabric. Through four layers and the gathering.

I don't think I will be done today. Which is a real pisser as I only had one strap to add and the legs to hem. *sigh* I think I will go vacuum.

Have a good day all.

21 comments:

kcinnova said...

I love that fabric - gorgeous!

Reb said...

Kcinnova, thanks!

Leah J. Utas said...

Good for you for doing this. I never did figure out sewing and the whole reading patterns business is beyond me.

Reb said...

Leah, half the problem with this, is there are no instructions with it!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

the girls? this is a...swimming suit....and the girls are....OH.
:)
amazing creative project!!!!

the Bag Lady said...

Wow! It's looking pretty good. A shame about having to pick out stitches, though - that's always a pisser.
I agree with kcinnova - gorgeous fabric, sis!

Reb said...

LOL! Gary, thanks.

Thanks Sis! I bought enough fabric to make a pair of bike shorts and maybe a tank top too.

Jay said...

I like that color a lot! It's looking pretty good so far!

Dawn said...

I stand - well, I'm sitting actually - in awe!!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Not a sewing person and I totally admire your efforts.

I was going to say I wasn't a "sewer" but... well, now I see the reason they invented the word seamstress!

Missicat said...

Love the fabric and color! Can't wait to see the finished product. I have to say I am quite impressed at your work - can't imagine sewing a suit!

Hilary said...

Love the colour and I'm very impressed that you have the talent to do such a project. I totally lack sewing ability.

Snorting at Crabby's sewer comment. lol

Reb said...

Thanks Jay! I know how boring sewing posts must be for you ;)

Dawn, thanks so much. I'm not sure I deserve awe though.

Thanks Crabby. When I can sew a suit or a ball gown like mom could, then I might deserve the title seamstress.

Missicat thanks. I am quite surprised at how easy it is actually.

Thanks Hilary, it is just straight lines which are easy enough for me.

Cloudia said...

Ah, these are good times for some calm sewing! Aloha from Waikiki

MizFit said...

oooooh esther williams!

Reb said...

Aloha Cloudia, good thing we have indoor pools here though.

Misfit...lol! I can swim - sort of!

Barbara Martin said...

Pretty colour for the fabric. Sometimes taking a break from sewing will help when you go back to it.

Dianne said...

that's a beautiful suit, the color is stunning

it looks just like the pattern photo

that's so cool!

Reb said...

Barbara thanks. Yes, the break was just what I needed.

Dianne, thanks. It doesn't anymore.

Frank Baron said...

Looking forward to the modeling pics!

Reb said...

I warn you Frank, that would be considered cruel and unusual punishment ;)