Here's the neckline of my AC (Alabama Chanin) fitted top, using the...I forgot what stitch this is. Not herringbone...um, cretan? Anyhoo, just have to finish binding the armholes and I'll be ready to model it for ya'. It's a wee bit too tight, but it is GORGEOUS!
The reason this has taken me so long to finish is not the hand-stitching, which actually goes pretty fast. Here they are in order of occurrence:
1. I sewed the wrong side of one piece to the right side of the other piece.
2. I undid that, then sewed the center of one piece to the side of the other piece. (I realized later that I had already marked center and sides because the neckline is almost identical to the armhole, but I forgot I did that.) Luckily, hand-stitching is way easier to remove than machine stitching - no ripping!
3. I've only used one strand of button craft thread, instead of two. I was thinking as I was sewing how beautiful it was with 2 strands of thread, but she said use only one. Then tonight I watched the video again, and she clearly says to use two - doh! Oh well, the NEXT shirt I make will have 2 strands of thread...and possibly a design that's cut out - what?!
Now, please enjoy Drew's Homecoming costume that he wore to school today...
And some dance moves...
Now a random shot of our family in Boy Scout uniforms. Now that Lucas has crossed over, we're ALL up in that. Can you imagine how scary we'd be if we went out to eat before the meeting? Strike a pose everybody!
And the family who does Scouting together goes camping together, right? Hey wait, guys, where ya' goin'?
Oh yeah, moms aren't allowed to camp with our troop - just dads. Looks like Natalie and I will be camping out with some needle and thread all weekend...and some ice cream.