Sunday, November 14, 2010

Waiting for the Glue to Dry...

Hooray - she's all finished and the Fray Check is drying! Because when you start out like this:

you are going to need some serious Fray Check. I may actually try the woodworking tool that Robbie suggested on the next one. This is what my elastic sleeve looked like because I was unsuccessful at easing it in the KS way.

So I just ripped it off and realized the non-elastic way was going to have to suffice this time. (Kind of looks like a fabric jellyfish.)

When the glue dries I'll take some action shots, because guess what? Sandra Betzina is having a fall coat contest! (And the winners are drawn randomly- even better!)

I'll leave you with this cotton on a truck...just because I like cotton and it's what we grow down here.

My dad pulled off the highway one time and let us pull a thing of cotton (would that be called a boll?) off a cotton plant in Sylacauga (would that be called trespassing and theft of property?), and I kept mine for a long time trying to think of something to make with it. I wanted to make a Barbie shirt, but you can't really make clothes out of a handful of cotton. Every time I see cotton fields around here I want to pull over and let the boys grab some...maybe I'll just pick some up off the side of the road so as to avoid incarceration.


sewistafashionista said...

Wow! That material really frays! When you pulled that cuff away from the sleeve your jaw must have dropped. One of those OMG sewing moments. I'm wondering what woodworking tool your husband suggests.

Sister said...

It was Robbie, who's a sewist on PR, who recommended the tool - I think it's some type of cautery you could use to seal the seams, though with my luck I'd set the thing on fire! I guess I'm less dangerous with the Fray Check.

RobbieK said...

So Lynn, is it dry yet??? The Fray Check is definitely less dangerous, unless you "huff" it.

I'm making the Retro dress for DD#2 this weekend while she is in town so I can fit it.

Sister said...

Oh yeah - the only problem is the Fray Check is scratchy. Not a problem on a jacket over clothes, but I wouldn't use it for a shirt! Send me a picture of your Retro dress - can't wait to see it!