Friday, November 6, 2009

Today's Sewing Adventures

Looks like an aerial view of a great snowy mountain with trees and fences as mere specks and lines...

Or perhaps black stars against a white sky...


But it is actually little black balls on a white skirt-- black balls from my...


VELVETEEN!
Boy, does it shed! I have used three sheets on our lint roller to get it off my skirt, and have lots of sweeping and vacuuming to do!

I'm about half-done. I have the main part of the bodice done (I managed, I think!) and now have the sleeves and finishing touches to do.

Forgive my message hair in the picture. :-P
I did something else silly today. I was going to change the needle from working with the [extremely slippery] lining to the thick velveteen, and I wasn't holding onto the needle as I unscrewed it so it fell INTO the inside of the sewing machine!! :-S
It wasn't hard to get out though. Mommy and I just turned it over, unscrewed the bottom, and retrieved it-- along with several broken straight pins and a LOT of lint!!
Fun experiences. :-)

Events are the Lord's; the responses are ours...
even in sewing!

I hope you are all having a good week and setting your eyes on the Lord.
Commit your works unto Him!

~"Elinor"~

12 comments:

Marianne Dashwood said...

O black balls, so ubiquitous and...(racking brain to think of a big word for "impossible to get ride of"), ye aggravate our souls. :P

Elinor, you made me laugh with that phrase, "Black stars in a white sky"!!! :D

Avonlea_dreamer said...

hahaha I know the feeling! My last project was made with what I shall from now on call "Shedding Sateen" I'm still picking pieces up off the floor and off me!

Rebecca said...

Yes it comes with the territory in sewing I guess right? Having thread, lent, and scraps and bits of fabric all over ourselves! lol

Glad to see your progress! I can't wait to see the finished product. I really should post pictures of my sister and I's trip to England with Jennie chancey on my xanga. I have on facebook, but not xanga yet. My sister made me a green spencer for the trip, a white gown, and of course my favorite out of all three an ice blue gown! Ice blue is my favorite color! So I was overjoyed.

Rebekah said...

Wow! That is a lot of lint! When a dear friend of ours was making a dress last year, she needed a lot of help, so she did nearly all her sewing at our house, so my Mom could help her. She had sequins sewn onto the material (it came that way) - by the time she was done, sequins had lodged themselves all over our house!! It took us a long time to rid ourselves of them all! lol


To the KING be all the glory!
Rebekah

BLOG: http://www.donotgrowweary.com/blog

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

Rebekah said...

Oh! and good work! It looks like you are doing a great job on your project! :)

To the KING be all the glory!
Rebekah

BLOG: http://www.donotgrowweary.com/blog

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

Elinor Dashwood said...

Thank you all for your comments! They're always so fun to get. :-)

Rebecca, I saw some of your pictures on your blog earlier today; I am still trying not be envious of you all on that trip. ;-) Your dresses are just beautiful...

Rebecca said...

Oh thank you Melanie my sister is a genius isn't she when it comes to sewing period clothes! I am still trying to work on my sewing skills, right now I have done a dress with her help for civil war and many skirts. But not very many dresses. I want to make a civil war dress or two this winter. we will see how that goes as we do civil war reenacting. But I would love to make another regency gown too. I just don't have a place to wear it! But I could wear it at home.
Yes i will post Bath photos sometime this week as well. I still can't believe I went there! I really did not know I would be going at this time last year. Look at my blog and I commented back where I put the story of myself getting to go. Originally only my sister was going.
Yes in the Bath photos I wear the spencer my sister sewed all my hand.

Rebecca said...

Oh Melanie here is my sister's blog too. She just started her blog last week. Be sure to follow it as she posts all about her sewing projects.
http://diaryofaseamstress.blogspot.com/

She has been quite busy as you will see.

God bless you Melanie thank you for your prayers and I will be praying for you too!

Ana said...

How cute! Can't wait to see when it's all done.

Natasha Atkerson said...

Thats funny! I hate cleaning the lint out of the bottom of my sewing machine! Plus I always forget! It looks lovely!

Meg said...

haha, I like the 'snowy mountain with trees...' :D
It looks like it's coming along really well!! I don't sew much, but I can sympathize with you on the lint and rollers...the last time I washed Ben's black church pants they must have been in with something very 'linty'. I think I used almost a whole lint roller and then re-washed them before they were acceptable again!!
btw, I finally updated my blog ;)

shearers said...

That is so pretty! I can't for it to be done. You worked so hard it will be done in no time!

~Michaela~