Sewing this skirt the second time around has been a
The type of lining I'm using (polyester stretch charmeuse) is not cooperating at all. It has an insane amount of static and sticks to everything. I shocked the shit out of myself on more than one occasion and I have to remember to "ground" myself before I touch the sewing machine. Grr.
Once I tamed that electrical beast, I assembled it backwards after checking...twice...and just realized last night that I serged the lining to the skirt at the waist seam...inside facing out. It's hard to describe in words, but trust me, it is all kinds of wrong. I'll need to unpick the serger stitches and reinsert the lining correctly. After that, all I need to do is face the waist and sew the hem. I don't even want to touch this darn thing right now. =)
The jacket is coming along nicely. I've sewn the sleeves and am now thinking about what to use for sleeve heads. My choices are thin cotton flannel, polar fleece, and cotton batting. Below are a couple of pictures of the two samples basted in: one is fleece, the other is cotton flannel. Can you tell which is which?
I don't know what I'm going to do about lining. I could use the electrical polyester stretch charmeuse, but I am not looking forward to it. I might take a risk and use my non-stretch rayon Ambiance with smaller seam allowances. I'll have to think it about it some more...
In the meantime, I am going to sew some quick knit tops and dresses. I need some sewing success so that my sewjo doesn't make a run for the border.
I'll be posting my year-in-review next. Until then, be well!