LastMinuteLucie and the search for time

Before I begin on todays ‘make’ I thought I’d update those who are kind enough to follow my exploits regarding my revamped swimming costume. I took it up and down the pool tonight and it survived and supported me superbly for 28 lengths! I’m very pleased with it.

Yesterday I couldn’t upload my Spot drawing, but today I have the wherewithal:

Spot the Dog-supersized.

Spot the Dog-supersized.

I also drew some of his friends for a game:

spot's birthday friends

Today though I got my sewing machine out and my daughter and I tried to make her a vest top from a piece of chiffon she bought a few weeks ago. It is flourescent pink!

As you can see from the pics below we used another vest as a pattern:

laying out our 'pattern' and cutting out

laying out our ‘pattern’ and cutting out

The front and back with slightly different necklines

The front and back with slightly different necklines

I was foiled however by the sewing – I tried my overlocker and managed 2/3 of the picot edging before it stopped working. My daughter tried her machine and it wouldn’t sew without knotting up and then my machine decided that it would zigzag, but not straight stitch and then it wouldn’t do anything!

I felt like perhaps today wasn’t supposed to be about creating…..

I nearly gave up, but in the end I hand sewed it sufficiently to allow my daughter to try it on. It needs more stitching so, if anyone knows anything about sewing chiffon that they think I should know, PLEASE pass that knowledge on 😀

modelled beautifully!

I think, when it’s done it will be a great summer wear. I’ll let you know if we solve it!

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