Almost Done

When I told my husband that  I wanted to buy a sewing machine, he just giggled.  “You’re getting old…”  he said, associating crafty and domestic things like these to an old lady’s  pastime (or what we call “manang” in the Philippines).  Okay, I’m a “manang”, but in a productive and crafty sort of way for me to beat boredom here…Remember, I quit Facebook some few weeks ago!  Talk about lots of free time.  LOL

Anyway, I wanted a new sewing machine because I only have this old hand-me-down from my grandmother.  I purchased a new one and it’ll be delivered next week, a Brother LS700, with 5 presser foot sets included and a few others like needles and threads which was a bargain…can’t wait to use it for future projects.  I also plan to get a serger/overlock stitcher next time, but I have to save up again .  😦

Even though it’s old, my grandmother’s sewing machine still works. It can be a challenge, though,  when handling chiffon and soft fabrics.  I also don’t know what brand it is so I won’t  be able to get needed parts for it like presser foots and attachments.  With a few adjustments, though, I was able to work on an old chiffon blouse I had which I reformed to the “simple bow tie top” project I pinned on Pinterest.  I ripped off the puff sleeves and seamed the lining and chiffon together on the armhole, folded the neckline to make a casing, made a ribbon from a scrap cloth and inserted it through the casing.  I still have to put bias tape around the armhole, maybe next week again because I only do this in installments.  This is what it looks like now.
Before

After
Which is another one of those crazy things that come out of me when I get bored.  LOL.  It’s not finished yet but I can see that it is really  cute.  Oh, if only it were summer already…
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