Happy Wednesday everyone! Aaaahhhh! I sewed something! I sewed something! This is the first time I’ve sewn anything since July. I can tell you right now that THIS is what I need while caring for my husband. Sewing takes me away to another place. It allows me to explore, to learn, to experiment, and to do something just for me. I set up my two new Baby Lock machines on the kitchen table so that I can be next to my husband while I sew. It took a lot longer to complete this project because I have to tend to Cecil’s needs during the day, when I sew. No night sewing for me right now, because I need to get my rest, as I’m pretty exhausted by 9:00 pm.
Now that I have my new (temporary) sewing space, I’m ready to sew everyday (unfortunately, I haven’t been able to sew everyday yet). I had so much fun making my overalls. I’ve had this pattern for the longest time and now that the weather has turned cold, I’m in need of warm, comfortable clothing, I thought it was the perfect time to pull this one out and get to work on it. Also, I wanted to take my Baby Locks for their first drive using a denim fabric. The machines are a dream and I’m so excited to learn more about the features so that I can share with you. What I love most about my Soprano so far is the perfect stitching. Oh gosh, I haven’t had a machine that puts out more beautiful stitches. My topstitching came out so great with this machine. Oh brother, I think my sewing game is about to rise up a few notches. The threading mechanism of the Evolution is giving me all kinds of excitement. Changing thread colors is no longer a dreaded task. WooHoo!
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While CEMO is resting and being healed, I have to learn to take my own photos. On photo shoot day, I set up the camera near our front door and just played around with the settings until I got something that looked fairly decent. So bear with me while I experiment. I’ll be hitting up YouTube to learn how to use the camera. I have a couple of friends who have offered to help me with photos since CEMO isn’t available. I’ll take them up on their offers eventually, but I wanted to get these done right away so that I could share them in today’s post. I really want to learn how to use the camera anyway. I’ll have to start recording my own videos soon, so I’ll need to learn that too.
This Burda Young pattern isn’t difficult to sew, however, there are techniques that require experience. Therefore, I would rate Burda 6599 as Intermediate. Advanced Beginners may be able to complete it with careful attention to details.
- View = A
- Size Cut = 12
- Fabric = Stretch Denim HERE & HERE
- Yardage = 2 1/2 yards (58″ wide)
- Thread = Blue All Purpose & Gold Top Stitching
- No. of Pieces = 14
- Sizing = Runs large
- Rating = Intermediate
- Skills = Topstitching, Darts, Buttonholes & Buttons, Pockets, Mock Fly Front
- Needles Used = Jeans
- Seam Finish = Serged
I’m happy with the fit. I originally wanted a baggy look, then changed my mind and went for fitted. According to the finished measurements printed on the pattern tissue, my cutting size for this pattern is 16. Well, I knew that would be too big, just from experience, so I went down two sizes.
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