Yes, this is the last post about the red plaid shirt. It's in the laundry basket now, waiting to be washed and I'm hoping that the "wings" in the shoulders will relax.
So, this is the shirt from the front. We're having so much trouble getting that tiny red and white plaid to photograph. A flash distorts the fabric and no flash makes it look kind of orange, doesn't it? Anyway, we have a good fit. The sleeves are a good length. The collar fits well. There's an extra half inch in each shoulder that i don't need and won't be included in my pattern going forward.
Here's the view from the back. I do have small triangles on the back that Peter addressed yesterday, but I don't plan to do anything about them. Look at the left shoulder. See that bit of a wing that stands up? You only see it because the shoulder doesn't slope down. Not sure there's anything I can do about it. I'm going to wait and see what the hot clothes dryer will do for me.
And, no, I'm not showing off my non-existent "guns" here. But, rather the fit of the sleeve, which I'm pretty happy with.
So, that's the red plaid shirt. I've made a promise to at least finish the baby quilt before I start anything new. I will finish, I will, I will, I will.
Actually, I'm almost done with the quilting...maybe another two hours and then just the binding. And, then I'm going to work on a machine applique project. This is supposed to be the year of machine applique for me and I haven't done a thing. I'm going to be following Harriet Hargrave's method for Mock Hand applique, which I love, but am not very good at. It is definitely a skill that needs practice. I was gifted a couple of kits two years ago and haven't started either one, so I set that as my goal this year. But, I've let myself be distracted. So, as soon as I figure out how to use two sewing machines at one time, one with each hand/foot combination, I'll be able to make clothes with my right hand and applique with my left. That should work out real well, huh?
As for the dog fight yesterday, after Rob and I discussed it, we decided that it was best not to call the police or animal control on a neighbor. This time. There's something hard about reporting people that know where you live. People are crazy.
Anyway, life goes on and I have yard work on my mind (in addition to applique). We are in our spring and this morning, I set out the snow pea bushes that I started in the potting shed a few weeks ago. I also have shasta daisy seeds that are up and am waiting and hoping on some white moon flowers bush seeds like the ones my great grandmother used to grow. She gave me a seed pod in the 70's and for many years, I kept generations of plants growing from that. But, I got older and that slipped away. I got some seeds from a neighbor and started them in peat seed starters, but they haven't broken through yet. Still got my fingers crossed on that. I'll also be converting the potting shed to a sunroom this summer, with my cushioned patio furniture and expect to have a table that I can sew on out there. I can take out a featherweight.
Okay, so that's big dreams for a little bit of space. We'll see what I actually get.
Take care and hope you're having a great Thursday. I might just ask for tomorrow off. If I get to everything I need to do today. We'll see.