Not much to report today, friends. I made decent progress on Michael's jeans yesterday, but let's face it: the second pair of white jeans is never quite as exciting as the first. The button fly should provide some drama, however, and I expect to be reporting on that tomorrow.
Just one major oops moments so far:
Can you figure out what's wrong with this picture? If you guessed that I attached the back yokes reversed, you'd be right! See how in the instructions, the yokes widen at the center back seam? Now look at mine: they narrow. I should have referred to those instructions before I sewed the yokes on.
Don't think I don't make mistakes -- I do, and usually when I'm sewing on autopilot, which happens all the time.
Anyway, basically things are going well. I finished the front pockets, and today will work on the fly.
For pocketing, I'm using a densely woven white cotton shirting I had left over from an old shirt project. Not exciting, but I was a little concerned about prints showing through the white denim.
Oh, before I forget, I must announce the winner of Monday's vintage Vogue pattern contest!
She's a New York mom with her own line of kids baby doll carriers for sale in her Etsy store....
Put your hands together for Suzanne B!
I've never had a New Yorker win a contest before, and isn't it about time?
Suzanne, please send me your mailing address (peterlappinnyc at gmail dot com) and I'll get your pattern off to you ASAP. Or if you're in the neighborhood, swing by, and I'll toss it out the window to you.
Friends, that's it for today. I'm a little hung over, if you must know, after celebrating my blog-follower milestone with Michael last night at a lovely Austrian restaurant in the neighborhood. No celebrity sightings, but we did manage to polish off an entire bottle of wine (Tuesday it's BYOB night!).
Have a great day, everybody!
P.S. If you have an oops moment you wish to share, please do so below. Don't we all secretly thrill at hearing about others' sewing mistakes -- or is it just me?
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