Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Oh phone, why do you do this to me?

This is the only photo I can get off my phone right now.

Phone, really?  The most expensive piece of electronic equipment I own, and it only lasts two years. The husband has offered to reset my phone for me, but it's been my sole camera for the last two years, so every photo I've taken is on it.  Not backed up (save for the Yan Yan one).  I must be able to figure out how to get those photos off!

This is why technology and I historically don't get along.  I think it should do something, and it doesn't think it should, and I can't force it. I don't want something electronic that won't listen to me!  I have children that do that already.


Anyway, I finished my Jalie jeans.  They look pretty darn good, but are just a tad too large.  Wearable though.  I'm going to give them a trip trough the dryer to see if that helps the fit at all, and then note the fit changes I want to make to the next pair.  Go down a size or two depending on the stretch of the denim, take some fabric out of the crotch curve (I never had much junk in the trunk, though two babies later I can fill out bathing suit bottoms finally), interface the waistband, and narrow the lower leg from a flare to a bootcut.  I added 1.5" to the leg length and it was perfect.

I had planned on trying out other stretch jean patterns, but I really don't think I need to.  I may once I get around the 60 or so other items I want to sew.  I don't have anymore stretch denim in my fabric stash, only non-stretch.

My next project will be a Cake Patterns Tiramisu for my MIL.  She liked the one I sewed up for myself so requested one for her and found some fabric at the thrift shop for it.  The one I made for myself went together very quickly, so I don't think it'll take me more than a couple days start to finish.

Happy New Year and may your 2015 be full of happiness and creativity.

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