(Sorry about my pale blotchy legs. They hardly every see the sun.)
As I sit here in my bed, writing this, I have a strong desire to just shut the computer and go take a nap. My eyes hurt because of lack of sleep…and why you might ask? Because I was up late searching sewing blogs and looking up reviews on sewing books. I really need to get some balance as I have been very absorbed in all things sewing lately.
Of course, in my inexperience, I forgot to mark where the buttonholes would go and when it came time to sew them I had to figure out where they went exactly, making sure I kept them even. I think I did a pretty good job though in lining it up right.
I did have the hardest time with sewing the buttonholes. I followed my manual but again and again it wouldn’t work. (Its a good thing I practiced this first on scrap fabric). The thread would just bunch up in one spot forming a huge clump. I finally started messing with the settings more and finally figured out a way to get it to work correctly. Now, for the life of me, I can’t remember what I put the settings at for it to work (I really should have written that down). So I guess I will be starting over again when I have to make a buttonhole in the future…Oh well.
Other than my buttonhole ordeal, everything else went very well. The pattern instructions were very easy to follow. I think I’m going to like independent pattern companies better than commercial.
The only thing is that these are super low rise…I mean SUPER LOW. I had done a lot of research before I made these and most people were saying the same thing. So I knew I was probably going to have to add length to the top, which I absolutely did. I added about 2 inches.
The other thing I did different was use elastic for the bottom casing. I wanted the bottom to feel comfortable and not feel too tight but I still wanted the cute bows sticking out so I simply sewed pieces of the ribbon to the ends of the elastic, so that the ribbon would show but I would have the comfort of the elastic inside.
So all in all, I think these bloomers are a great project and I would definitely make another pair.
Ok I’m off to rest a little. Bye for now.