We finally got our first frost yesterday morning. As the sun came up, the temperature dropped to 1.1C and in the low areas it was 0C and frost occurred. The high was truly fall weather – 13C or mid 50F. This morning it is 5C and raining.
Yesterday morning I started with the shirt looking like this (from the day before).
The front darts ran down to the hem. In the end, I needed the width at the hips so shortened the darts. I narrowed the sleeves by stitching the sleeve seams a full 1”. The end result prior to cuffs looks like this:
The cuffs are on the shirt and the buttons match to perfection if I put them on backwards.
Before lunch, I made two belts for the dresses and got that job out of the way. After lunch I went and got the leather vest to complete. I finished sewing it, turned it right side out and joined it at the shoulder seams. Done to the closure.
Daughter worked on a belt last night and it is ready along with the vest I made. This outfit will be cute.
I have one dress left to sew and I am done. Sooooo happy to be at this stage of the game. It showed last night while I was knitting. I fell asleep in my chair and went to bed before 9 p.m. Exhaustion is setting in.
Today I have to put the buttons on the shirt and the closure on the vest. I am hoping the dress arrives to be sewn but that remains to be seen. In the meantime, I will clean up the house and cook turkey soup which is already on the stove boiling and making us want some right now.