HealthI ate well yesterday and stayed with in my points. I am hoping I will loose some weight before Wednesday. Today is Day 3 and I'm feeling ready. I can feel some difference as my body detoxes from sugar.
HouseI did the daily clean in the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Once done, I tackled the dining room. It took me until noon to do that space. I vacuumed, washed floors, dusted, polished silver and tidied up the table. I was busy in that smallish space. It is done for now.
I found this on Pinterest. I like it though I would change the days I do things. It is something to follow though.
SewingI spent the afternoon sewing the doll's t-shirt. I kept in mind about proportion and how this would look best on the doll. As I sewed, the t-shirt wasn't sitting right with me. Had the fabric stretched? Not according to the pattern as I laid it on top of the fabric a couple of times. I realized a couple of things when I put the almost finished product on the doll.
With the t-shirt tucked in we have the 1/3 (top) to the 2/3 (bottom). Though both are plain fabrics, it is pleasing to the eye.
The top fits well through the body as I took the side seams in from 1/4" to 1/2". I am a stickler for a smooth fit of clothing on the dolls.
But look carefully. I have the shoulder seams pinned up another 1/4" and this means that the sleeve needs to be narrower in the cap.
The pattern was a free one and it has never fit the Gotz dolls well as it is for another doll. I have fiddled and tinkered with it. I left it over night and looked at the pictures again.
I like the smooth fit in the body. Making the sleeves long shows that the underarms are too high up as they bind. I think that taking the shoulder seams up and adding 1/4 to 1/2" to the neckline and adding a facing will help the neckline. I like this plain neckline to add crystals. It gives it a more dressy look. I have lots of fabric so a new one will be cut out later on with all the adjustments made. Each time I do adjustments, I will get closer to having a pattern I like and will use.
KnittingI finished crocheting one shawl for the dolls and the second one is well on its way to being completed tonight. I love how they use up the left over yarn from the hats. Pictures to follow when they are on the dolls.
TodayI will start on the living room. It won't get finished as we have to go shopping. The afternoon will be spent in the sewing room. I am hoping to work on my grey t-shirt. I need to cut out the sleeves first.
Until the next time............................