Sunday, April 21, 2013

Summer Separates

Birthdays for grandgirls are coming to an end, at least for this year. Don't know how much longer they'll let me sew for them. I am hoping they'll last longer than the daughters did.

These little pieces are so very satisfying.

This one was a bit of a challenge mostly because I am not at home. I brought my sweet Featherweight with me. But no serger. No rotary cutting. No automatic buttonholes. No tube turning devices. Hmmm... I seem to need lots of stuff.

So I improvised. That's what we sewers do, right?

I played with making quasi-bound-buttonholes. I made a few samples which gave me a false sense of competence. So then I wrecked the first one on the actual garment. I do not have my super sharp little scissors and so I managed to cut the sewn threads.

Easy to correct - just sew it again. But - it became huge and ugly.

Luckily I had enough fabric to cut this away and replace it with a strip of fabric.

And I actually like my buttonhole alternative better than buttonholes.

John Lennon - "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

Sew Beautiful, Summer Separates


  1. Adorable. And aren't you the resourceful one? Now, though, you'll have to give a class on the buttonholes.

  2. I use my featherweight for buttonholes. I have one of those Singer buttonhole attachments with cams. It makes the best buttonholes, the same size every time. Each cam a different size and/or buttonhole type. They're easy to find at thrift stores. You'll love it.

  3. You always show something fun, stylish, and technically interesting. Cute outfit.

  4. Just think, a Featherwieght and nothing else is how it was done for quite a long time. Boy are we spoiled!! Such a cute little outfit.