Life story - the short version

I'm a fun loving 30 something year old . Married my favourite guy. Started on my production of children & number 1 is an adorable boy. Big on family. Big on craft. Love country music. Love fuss free + practical ...aaand maybe with just a little bow for decoration!

Love the law of attraction too. And singing ...dancing ...bright colours and excessive punctuation ...and stationery.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Shell stitch for Winter

Not much sewing at my place last week, a lot happening in my family.
As I write this we are returning home from farewelling Pop Laurie in his home, Gloucester. He would have been 90 next month, and had an interesting life. I met him when I was 16, and remember the cool Winchester memorabilia in his gun room was probably one of the earliest memories I've got. He used to drive down to my in laws & the first 30 mins of conversation would always be about the 2 & a half hour drive. More if there was anything different or road works hehe.
Always seemed chirpy, I hope to be like that in my 80s.

So that was part of the reason I hadn't sewn much. But I *did* manage to hem a skirt I've been wearing before I finished it properly hehe.

My Mummy friends and I are finding one of the biggest changes in our lives is to make a weekend wardrobe, of 25% of your life, extend to 100% of your days in your life as a Mum. I've really questioned my style the last 15 months and wondered what I would wear given unlimited budget.
I've found tights are suitable for chasing a 1yr old but warm enough etc and began thinking about short skirts I can make to wear with them.

I made this bias skirt and began wearing it unhemmed simply bcoz I needed something to wear & I hate hemming.
It was beginning to look bad though, so I thought I'll give my machine's shell stitch a go along the edge.

It looks a little more complete which I'm happy with. The instruction book said fold your fabric on the bias & shell stitch so the needle periodically drops over the edge of the folded fabric.
Not one to do sewing by the book I took my chances on a raw edge & will happily do it again. What do u think?

Although next time I won't wash it do many times before I get to it ;-)

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