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Monday, January 28, 2019
Infinity Scarves-Sweater Top-Pants
Getting Things Done: Eh?!...Just Like You
I am just like you and everyone else. Geesh, I work fulltime, otherwise I can't have fun spending any money... everything takes money even if it is just food. But when people say I have no time to sew, well, re-examine what you do in a day and decide if sewing something is a priority for you. It is for me.
Right now, I just finally made my coffee to get me going and I am blogging to make myself accomplish something for YOU....LOL and ME
So, I KNOW, I am going to make the 2 Infinity scarves that I have laying here beside me. 3/8 of a yard of orange sequined organza and a Dark Brown pintucked taffeta I got out of the 2.97 room @ GStreetFabrics yesterday.
Finished the Silk Kimono and Belt and Gave that up...Done Yesterday....
See the pile next to me... I tell myself...DO NOT TOUCH THE REMOTES... one puts me back down in the bed and the other turns on the streaming movies..... ARGGGH Okay, the exercise chart is at least 30 years old... my every year New Years Resolution 30 Days to thin thighs... LOL so I can go kayaking in my bathing suits and tight leggings... HA and... most important the two scarves I am definitely going to make... a different style of pants pattern that I have some fabric here to try this for my non stretch material..You can see the edge of my erasable boogie board where I write what I must do at the moment and then I can push the button and it disappears. I did ride my exercise bike and exercise my arms with the shake weights last night while I watched a movie... Usually I don't make it off the bed after I get home from work, but I forced myself... trying to start the New Year, even if it is a month late...It IS still January-RIGHT!
Out of the long list of things to do before work, I can definitely do these two scarves. 3/8 yard of fabric each... will cut in half and sew ends together....make long tube leaving an opening big enough to put my hand in and pull through.... First tube... then with it inside out will pull the very end to meet inside so I am seeing wrong side of fabric and the end meeting inside will be right side to right side and I can sew around the seam closing the tube... BUT don't forget to twist once inside before sewing that end shut so it has the infinity twist. THEN, you will reach into the hole and pull the scarf rightside out.... SHAZAMMM!
1. Sew the tube up to 2 1/2 inches in middle of tube fold over... and then start again 2 1/2 inches on the other side of the middle of the fold over.... giving you a 5 inch hole to pull you fabric through when finished sewing... in step 3
2. Reach into the tube... see my fingers... from one end of the long tube you reach in and pull the end through so it meets the end you have reached through... this will make the tube outside will be the wrong side of your scarf... the end you pull through will give you the seam so that you will have a round scarf inside out when you sew it... but WAIT.. twist once so you have the infinity twist...and then
<-- End of tube pin tucks are the right side so there is a three dimensional design on the right side of the fabric... Sew all the way round and your scarf is closed
3. Sew the end of the tube right sides together all the way around.
4. Reach into the 5 inch hole you left and pull the right side through and voila... you have your infinity scarf... just sew the hole with a slip stitch and ready to wear...
Sound Quick and Easy?... It is... So I know at the very least I will have had my coffee and made two scarves. They will be to wear to work on Wednesday with a new Brown Dress... but WAIT... let's finish today...
Finished and wore the Brown one... Need to make the Brown Dress to wear the Orange Sequined One
This definitely needs the Brown Dress to show off the sequins
2 Previous Scarves ready for a spider web lace jacket to go with them...
Looks like there might be enough of the ultrasuede to do the pants and a small vest.... and enough of the paisley scarf to do a tunic style top...
The spider web blue is a jacket that is cut out and ready to sew...possible wear today (done)with these infinity scarves that I made last week... maybe The coral is a pair of pants to be made to wear with the coral jacket I made two weeks ago with a matching infinity scarf....There is a pair of baby blue ultrasuede pants to be made (done)with the blue jacket, but I will be happy with the jacket done.... SO... now that I have told you... my blog... Let me get kicking. I will report back or See YOU at Gstreet LATER!!
Done and worn today if you saw me...
This was the top I chose... Black stretch lace with a liner and sleeves of a glittery stretch knit sewn on the inside in a sweetheart neckline and shoulderblade drop in back. Scalloped bottom