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13 April 2005 @ 11:45 pm
I think I am improving at this whole sewing thingy after all  
Except for the single row of stitching that I can't do until after I know how wide the belt will be, I'm done sewing those patterned sashes, and or the most part, I am very proud of their construction. They match up perfectly at the top, the rectangular one is actually rectangular, the slight irregularities in the pointy sash's edge finish (trying to crisply fold under multiple layers of denim at a point = teh sux) will be hidden by metal, and I even managed to flat fell the seam where they join, which is a first for me. It took a while (especially because I didn't trust myself to topstitch evenly 1/8" from the edge of something with the foot pedal, so I handwheeled it...I topstitched the entire rectangular sash evenly with the foot pedal, so I figured I deserved to putz along with caution for this one seam), but it's secure and actually pretty even. OK, the end is wonky because I had trouble creasing three layers of denim under, but it really isn't going to go anywhere and I can always redo that part if it really bugs me. Stef, if you're reading this and about to make fun of me for using such a time-consuming seam finish on a costume accessory...well, uh...I peed in your pool! So there! *tbbbbbpppt*
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Madonna - Live To Tell
aitai on April 15th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
haha...i don't have a pool! but then, i didn't make fun of you ^_^ you go girl! your outfit is so hardcore...i wanna see what the metal looks like over the seams when it's done!
The Heavy Metal Matador: southparkrydain on April 19th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll probably have that ready by the time you guys come up in July (I have to make the pattern and take it to the sheet metal guys and then punch holes and get some small rivets so I can attach the whole thing to the pennant), so if I don't post a picture, you'll be able to see it then!