Yes...if you didn't know that about me, it's true...well at least about sewing! See my task was to make a simple little jacket and skirt for my niece's American Girl doll. They (my niece & her doll) are going to be in a fashion show Saturday afternoon. My sister asked me to make a suit to match the one my niece is wearing. After much deliberation over the fabric, one was chosen...and then...nuthin'.
I'm sure you know how it is...when pressured your sewing mojo flees...deserts you...even though you've promised and you're now obligated...the mojo is no where around. Well, I've waited until the last possible moment to sew these pieces and then I get obsessive over it.
I have to match the plaid. I have to draft facings for the jacket then cut and sew them from another coordinating fabric. I have to face the skirt...oh and lets not forget that all the pieces have to be serge finish because you know the dayum doll will know the difference, right?! See, obsessive. But what I realized, is that I am no longer capable of shoddy sewing. My mind automatically travels to the "right" way to do something. Match those plaids...serge those seams...pull the ruffles evenly.
Therefore even though my sister and my niece won't realize how much time and effort went into the suit...it's done...well almost. I don't have any small snaps so I will get those tomorrow and sew them on before my sister picks up the outfit. You want to see the outfit now don't you? Well here it is:
The jacket and skirt are from Simplicity 4416. The fabric is from the collection and the shoes and socks are from Home Sew. Home Sew has a wonderful collection of AG Doll accessories alongwith fast shipping, just in case you ever need some doll accessories! I've used this pattern before. I use to make doll clothes for a co-worker's niece's AG Doll but it was a lucrative proposition and somehow knowing that I was making fabric money made it easier to sew them...okay, maybe not that easy. I do remember bumping up against a few deadlines but it was lucrative! *smile*
Anyway, this is done and I can move on. It's almost Friday and that means just one more day of work before I'm free for the weekend. I would like to sew to my heart's content this weekend but we shall see. If I do get my sew on...I'm gonna start with the border print knit from FM - a twin set would be great for work next week...
...as always, more later!