Sunday, September 23, 2012

Weekend Update

I did have a productive weekend (and I'm not even talking about washing windows, dusting headboards, sweeping the garage, and vacuuming spiderwebs from corners and behind doors, but I did that too). First, a picture of Jakey enjoying a bone, because his back legs cracked me up.


I was asked to sew some beanbags for the school carnival coming up next week, so I knocked that out in about 30 minutes. I had a thought about selling hackey-sacks in school colors, but the kids tell me nobody would buy them. Guess I won't quit my day job yet...


And yesterday I ripped out the serging on the knit yoga pants while watching Flowers in the Attic. Tracey, have you seen it? It was made in 1987 with Louise Fletcher (Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, remember her?), so I had high hopes, but it was AWFUL! The acting was AWFUL, and the actors in the family all looked about the same age, so the parents and older children's scenes together were CREEPY. When they kept going to scenes of Cathy in the tub getting her back washed by her brother, I had to change it - EWWWWWW! I don't remember that theme running through the book, but that was years ago. Anyway, Phenomenon with John Travolta was a much better choice and always makes me cry.

Okay, here's what the pants look like stitched together correctly. (Warning! Have your escape button ready; they're tight yoga pants and I'm not wearing my "technical" underwear that get rid of lines and bulges.)


The waistband is really tight, so I'll go up a size there, and I may go up a size everywhere else too.


They're also high-waisted - right under the belly button - which is okay since my yoga top is kinda short. And I find it interesting that I have the same lines going from hip to knee in every pair of pants I own, whether it's woven or knit. It MUST mean something!

And finally, I finished knitting the back of the cardigan and have started on the right front - woohoo!

Still don't know what color to make the Trinity trim - any ideas? Hope you all had a great weekend too!

6 comments:

Junior said...

Yea I did see the movie version years ago....quite creepy. Have you seen her in Brain Storm? Anyway, love the nail polish color with your yoga pants! Cardigan is looking awesome....Memaw would be proud.

RobbieK said...

The lines....your booty isn't real round; you might need a "flat butt" or "clown butt" alternation (I didn't make up the names, I'm just repeating them....) I know it has been discussed on PR.

Sister said...

Now Brainstorm was very cool - I think this director was just awful and made her give a terrible performance. And I stole the nail color from Elizabeth - remember her blue nails at the lake? Plus the Olympic swimmers were wearing it...

Robbie! Clown butt? Really? No seriously, thank you for the tip - I've never done this alteration - I need it for the jeans too. What I really need is to get back to Pure Barre for the butt-lifting they promise...

RobbieK said...

The Birmingham Sewing Expo has been booked for October of next year. I'll try to find out dates so we can plan.

RobbieK said...

Look here: http://www.seamswell.blogspot.com/ She does the alteration you need with pictures.

Sister said...

Yes ma'am, because I am totally going in October next year! Thanks for the link to the alteration - heading there now....