Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Day

For me, this is a happy Easter day. I hope it is happy for you whether you celebrate Easter or not. Here is my small contribution to Easter festivities: two shrugs for one of my darling grandgirls:

This little shrug challenged my patience as it was like sewing a cobweb. I managed to sew seams by putting silk noil bias binding next to the feed-dogs, and pattern tissue directly under the foot. After removing the tissue I wrapped the bias binding around the edges and hand-stitched it in place, completely covering raw edges. 

The machine sewing was a nail-biter, as was all the cutting and fabric manipulation until raw edges were tamed. The hand-sewing was zen. And the sweet smile makes it all worthwhile. Even though she has it on inside out.

Because our weather is still so cool, I made her another long-sleeved shrug:

I don't think she likes it quite as much. 

Happy day to you!