This week, we’re participating in the Kids’ Clothes Week Challenge led by Meg of elsiemarley.com. We’ll be back to our regular posting schedule next week.
Success! I completed an hour of sewing today. I don’t have any finished items to display today, but I should have some things tomorrow.
I worked on eight diapers for Skeeter, as she is outgrowing her old ones. I made pocket diapers for Scooter that subsequently disintegrated due to our hard water, but I saved the inserts and I’m using them in contour diapers made of old T-shirts. Tonight I got the inserts stitched in and the velcro stitched to the outer layer. Tomorrow I will serge them together, then turn them right side out and add the rest of the velcro. Then I can start working on bigger covers – I have the pattern ready to go, so those should go quickly.
I am a veteran procrastinator, and tonight was no exception. But I had already decided that I would do my hour as soon as the kids were asleep, so as soon as they were down I started my bread in the bread machine. This gave me an artificial deadline – the dough cycle on my machine is ninety minutes long, and once the dough is done, I have to knead it and roll it out. So this gave me thirty minutes to clean up the kitchen, have a snack, and check my email before I had to start sewing.
And because I know me too well – as soon as my hour started I turned off my computer and put it across the room from me, hid the TV remote, and put my cell phone in its charger, out of reach.
Tomorrow I should have some finished product pictures!
I feel a little like I’ve finished the race dead last with only one shoe on and nobody to greet me at the finish line, but I put in my hour this evening. Whew.
I didn’t get to do any actual sewing, but I did some cutting, pattern work, and other preparations so that I can make some visible progress tomorrow night.
If all goes as planned, by the end of the week I will have completed two pairs of linen pants, a set of pajamas, a hoodie, and some fleece pants.