Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Summer and Winter Projects

With the weather being in the 90s this week I decided a new pair of shorts for Joe to wear around the house using Kwik Sew 3504 would be nice.  Some green cotton from my stash would work fine.

First thing I did was to embroider one pocket using my Simplicity embroidery machine.

Next  I decided to use my Singer 404 to sew the shorts.

I also used my Brother overlocker instead of flat-felling the seams.

I made size medium and they fit him like they should.

I decided to make a pair for myself using some denim in my stash in size medium, but cut an inch off each front.

First I embroidered the back pocket.

I also sewed these with my 404, however I topstitched with my White 677.

I did a combination of serging and flat-fell seams. I also french seamed the pockets.

I am still getting use to sewing on my treadle.  Therefore, another shirt is in the works.  This is Simplicity 2741 which I made before.  This time I am making it in a light-green snuggle flannel in size small with two inches added to the sleeves.

I found this fabric at Joann's while looking for some quilting fabric.  But since it is in the 90s now, the shirt will be in the closet until Fall.

This pattern has a continuous lap sleeve placket.  But, I used the tower placket from Simplicity 8247.

I really like the sound and rhythm of the treadle.  I am sure I will do many projects with it.

Thanks for stopping.