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Is it too late for an August project?

By on September 9, 2006

I really did finish it in August. It just took me a while to get it documented. I think my daughter needs one size for width and another for length. We wear our dresses long so I automatically adjusted the skirt length. But I assumed the sleeve that fit widthwise would fit lengthwise. Obviously, the sleeves are too short. She loves it anyway.

The pattern is an oop Simplicity Gunne Sax.

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Yes, August is over…but

By on September 6, 2006

I’m still plugging away. A few work and school things pulled me away but my August projects are nearly done.

fabrics were cut out

zippers were installed

and the facing has been sewn in for the red skirt.

However, after having a very frustrating time with the red skirt’s zipper I decided to put in the gray zipper differently. I was flipping through Wendy Mullin’s book Sew U at the bookstore and decided that instead of doing the lapped zipper that the pattern asked for I was just going to do it the easier way, as a centered zipper.

So by doing the zipper, then the facing on the gray skirt and a few hours (maybe days) of watching TV and hand sewing the hems, I should definitely be done this week.


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