My least favorite time of the year is here: Snow, ice, sub-zero temperatures… all I can do is grit and bare it ’til it’s over… In May-ish #Indiana
No, but really.
I got this .99 cent dress a few months ago and I had no idea what to do with it. I liked the color; it’s Muffin’s favorite and I try to keep muffin happy 🙂
I have no motivation to do anything in the winter. I thought if I gave this thing a dye job and tweaked it a little bit well, at least it would give me something to do while I’m trapped inside for months. So, that’s what I did.
The stove in our new house is gas, not electric… It was a bit scary doing this dye job stove top for the first time. The “open” flame tripped me up a bit and flecks of the dye powder would “catch” on fire for a second or two… yeah, I’ll be using alternate means of dying in the future.
My near death experience was so worth it for that color! 🙂
After I took off the length, I took in the sides a bit
Then, I used THIS bad boy to serge it:
At Job #1 we’ve specialized exclusively in Janome Sewing machines since 2000. Recently, we decided to broaden our horizons with Baby Lock machines. Their sergers, specifically, are SO amazing. They self-thread! They do a fun “Wave” stitch. They’re incredibly smooth and I’m so excited about it.
I’ll be spending a week in St. Louis next month getting trained on every Baby Lock model and I can’t wait! In the meantime, I thought I’d “test” them out a little on my own 🙂
I was feeling really pumped. I cut the bottom scrap of the shirt at the seam, folded it in half long/length wise and serged that down for a nifty sash.
I turned my new sash right side out and sewed the raw edge down with a simple straight stitch.
I was using a Baby Lock serger… I might as well stick to Baby Lock for the sewing, right?
“Elizabeth” not only helped me with the completion of the sash, she also helped me finish the bottom hem of my new blouse.
Since it is sub zero outside, I paired it with a go-to sweater:
My bestie came over for a night in and made me dinner.
I would’ve taken a picture of the final product… but we ate it all before I could do that.
Doris Day provided the entertainment 🙂