Where did the week go? 10 more days til Christmas!!!!

I spent three days out of town on business last week so all sewing came to a halt.  I didn't even get a chance to find a fabric store :-(

Yesterday morning I did spend a short time in the sewing room working on my skirt.  I truly drafted this too large. I had to take up the back seam a little and take much deeper side seams; I cut off 5/8 of an inch on the side seams after the first fitting, I drafted this with too much ease.  I still took a deeper waist to hip seam after doing this.  Now that I have the seams basted to fit I will mark and sew.  Will need to adjust the lining as well.

I pulled out my copy of the Easy Guide to Sewing Linings.  This book is worth its weight in gold.  There was a section on facings and linings and suggested methods of using together.  After reading this section I am going to use the easy method of attaching the facings to the lining.  The lining will help serve as interfacing, yet I think I will interface the facings using lightweight interfacing for stretch fabrics; I am using a stretch woven which also probably explains the need to take in the side seams.

Whether I will get to do this today or not is up for grabs.  Yesterday afternoon and evening was spent shopping and more shopping for home and Christmas.  My husband's company's Christmas party was postponed to today because of the crappy weather last Sunday.  Hopefully between my laundry activities this morning and getting ready for party, I can slip in a few moments of sewing which requires me to stop blogging now.

More later.

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  1. I have not yet been able to get my hands on a copy of that book, but I keep an eye out. Have fun at your party!

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    1. I did have a good time at the party. Check Taunton Press for a copy of the book. It truly is a helpful book on lining just about everything.

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  2. Sounds like you are getting very busy ready for Christmas ~ fingers crossed you finish your skirt in time! Enjoy the party ... J

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    1. I did enjoy the party but still slow progress on the skirt, but progress none the less.

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  3. You are so right, that's a errific book. I really like the technique you described and I too interface the facing portion.

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  4. Thanks Jane. I have found this book soooo helpful!

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