Saturday, May 17, 2008

30/30 - Day 3

It was super hard to stop tonight! I so seriously wanted to keep on going. I got quite a bit of the cutting finished tonight. There are quite a few fiddly little pieces and the fabric is sort of difficult to cut; it wants to move away from the scissors so the cutting goes very slowly.

Here's a sneak preview of the handbag I'm making for my daughter. The photos I'm taking of this fabric are pretty disappointing; my photos definitely do not do it justice.

Rhonda had a question about the "30/30" I'm using in the post titles. She wanted to know what the second 30 represented. The answer is that it represents 30 days. The project is to sew 30 minutes a day for 30 days and keep track of how much I accomplish.

Up tomorrow...I hope to finish the cutting, including the lining and interfacing. If there is time left, I'll start overcasting the edges of the pieces. This fabric ravels! Some of my pieces are cut with quarter inch seam allowances and I can see that disappearing during construction without overcasting.

ETA: I uploaded a new photo that shows the colors of the fabrics a little better. The fabrics are really lovely, I swear.

7 comments:

Marita said...

Paula, you could've used a very lightweight iron-on interfacing before cutting ( block-fuse it on the fabric before cutting), since it has to be stiffened anyway, it would've taken care of the ravelling too....just my 2 cents.... She's gonna love that bag:-)

Rhoto said...

Thanks for your explanation, Paula!! Duuuuhhh, eh!! You've got a really GOOD PLAN... I could consider copying you. I get overwhelmed with projects vs energy level. But, 30/30... ;)
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Sara said...

Hi, Paula. Just found your blog through Sigrid's post. Right now I live in a studio so I'm keeping my sewing stuff at my dad's house 30 miles away...too far to go there every day but the 30/30 project is so inspiring, I'm trying to think what else I could use it for. Cleaning? Bleh. Oh, I could do crocheting. That's small enough to keep here!

Rhoto said...

Oh my!! A totally different look, Paula!! Is this pic more current??
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

CharityinAlaska said...

I have the same problem with edge-fraying every time I work with that chinese brocade. Yet, I keep coming back for more. The stuff is SOOO pretty. :) Sorry to hear about your ER trips. Hope everything's settling down for you. Hugs!

Rhoto said...

Jeepers, I'm really not stalking you!! But, I tried it, Paula!! 30 minutes, that is!! Went overtime :(... Mostly planning time. Setting everything out. Then getting two pieces of fabric/thread/buttons--redy for a church bazaar. Those two pieces were "yes/no" and now, finally, they're "No!! Go!!"
Thanks ever so for your encouragement!! Today's the first day in a L-O-N-G time that I've approached my Studio.
"Tomorrow is only a day away!!"
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

When Ladies Dressed said...

The fabric is really gorgeous; you're really sticking to the plan! Is it hard to cut yourself off on busy days?