Saturday, April 19, 2008

Garment sewing

I don't do garment sewing very well. I was a Home Ec. major in college and actually had to take a clothing construction class, but I'm still not very good at it. (I suppose the fact that I cut most of my clothing classes probably contributed)

The other day I FINALLY finished the smocking on a dress for Hayden. I started the smocking a year ago! I was getting ready to go down to Florida to deal with one of my mother's injuries and hurriedly had a dress pleated up for smocking so I could take it with me on the trip. Since at that time Hayden hadn't even arrived I wasn't in much of a hurry to finish.

After returning from Florida I ended up only working on the dress when I was at my twice-monthly mini-group and sometimes not even then. It got to be a joke that Hayden wasn't going to have the finished dress until her high school graduation.

Last night I started finishing the dress - you know, actually putting it together after finishing the smocking - and I'm having a heck of a time. It has taken me about 4 hours just to get the neckline finished and I still have to do the sleeves. I'm beginning to think delivery of the dress before her high school graduation is pushing it and this thing won't get to her before she finishes college!


Judy Heyward said...

Don't give up, Corky!Just think how good it will feel to finish it and to come away with the knowledge that you'll NEVER do that again.

Zegi said...

Why is finishing stuff for babies so darn hard? Don't they know how fast time passes?!