Sunday, March 16, 2008
The Awful Truth
I'm scared of my sewing machine.
There. I said it. I'm inimidated by an inanimate object. I have no idea how to use about three-quarters of the features. Plus, I think it's out to get me.
Avi bought this Husqvarna 500 sewing machine for me about ten years ago. I use it for sewing up costumes, hemming pants, sewing around the ravelling edges of cross stitch fabric, and sewing souvenir patches onto Liat's denim jacket. That's about it. For now, it's costume time.
I took this old shirt of Avi's (the sleeves were hacked off a few months ago in an unsuccessful attempt to create a last-minute costume for a drama production) and cut it up even more, so I could use the fabric for Meital's costume.
The apron is made from the back of the shirt. The ties for the waist are the button and buttonhole bands. The neck strap I fashioned myself and the loop came from the top of the breast pocket. Everywhere I could, I used pre-hemmed pieces to cut down on sewing.
Because, you know... I hate sewing.
I also started the chef's hat today, but I have plenty left to do tomorrow. It needs to be done by 8:25 on Wednesday morning. It will involve gathering, interfacing, and other incomprehensible mysteries. Pray for me.
The sock is at the heel flap, and today I worked a bit on my sweater. I also added a bunch of beads to Mother's Arms. All in all, not a bad day.
Once I finish sewing the hat, I'll need to start focussing on baking.