Thursday, May 22, 2008
Rotary Cutter Accident
Those are three words that will put the fear of God into anyone! I was trimming the organza on my blouse and moved it into position and Zip! my finger was sliced, I swear the bone stopped it. Bleeding like a stuck pig, I immediately lifted it up and put hard pressure on it. Then I ran and got DH. He doctored me up and all is OK. I am not about to go get stitches as I just don't have the time! I think it will be fine. I do all my cutting out with a rotary cutter and this is the one and only time I have had an accident. I have been sewing since 6:30 this AM and its noon now so I think I was just getting tired. Time for a break.
This is what I have accomplished today. I did my loops for the closure. they are strips of bias organza double folded and inserted into a seam. I had to add the seam break there to accomplish this.
This blouse meets at center front with no overlap and a toggle closure. To prevent unnecessary peekaboo and also to have a place to install some snaps, I added this placket which will lay underneath the other side.
What looks like a stripper's boa is the bias cut organza trim. I stitched it down the middle and slightly gathered it. I first pinned it all to the blouse and then handbasted it into place.
As I handbasted it into place, I did so on the fold where the gathering line was. I like this pic because you can see the shimmer in the fabric. After this I went to the machine and stitched on that fold. Then I placed another row of the little flower trim over the fold all the way around the neckline and CF. I decided to trim back the trim making one layer shorter than the other but cutting both back. Then Cutzilla attacked me and my sewing binge was over.
And would you look at what a sewing angel dropped on my doorstep? How cool is that? The blue micro check is a great weight to make rompers for twin baby boy and would work wonderfully with the smocked insert I am working on for him. Love all the goodies! Thanks Sewing Angel...Bunny