I got started on my stitching around 9:30, 10:00 this morning after the usual morning routine and cleaning the bathroom (part of usual Saturday life). I started on lunch around 11:15 and continued my sewing--therefore, I stuck the cabbage, but since we all like it kind of carmalized, it wasn't a big deal.
I got my "button dress" all put together, minus the hand sewing, button holes, and buttons. I realized, right before lunch was ready, that when I had stitched the front panels and back panel together at the shoulders, I had put the front one's on backwards! In other words, the side seams (still unsewn, of course) were front and center! Once I realized that, it also made sense while the neck lining was refusing to lay like it was supposed to.
I 'freelanced' a bit and made pockets for it. They are pretty shallow and I'm not even sure I will be able to carry my pocket knife without fear of it falling out. Oh well...I learned a little bit more about sewing today.
Another 'detail' that wasn't called for is the pleat thingy in the back. It was kind of big and baggy looking in the back, so Savannah suggested a little pleat/tuck/whatever you call it. It looks pretty decent actually; kinda dresses the back up a little. I fully intend on wearing a belt on this dress (I'm a belt kind a girl anyway).
Savannah needed a little help being fitted (she has three dresses other than her ball dress she's making), so I did that. I'm getting semi-competent at that, I think. Once we finished fitting her, we fitted me for my sailor suit. The skirt was perfect, but the jacket/top had to be let out in the hips...other than that it was fine (that is, as far as one can tell when wearing paper!)
I decided that I wouldn't actually start sewing this particular garment until Monday. I did go ahead and pin the trim (ribbon) on the collar and the sleeves (I'm going to handstitch). The decoration is not called for in the pattern for the sleeves (which I'm making short rather than long), but I thought it looked pretty nifty. I'm really, really hoping this comes out fitting just right instead of being a hair baggy like everything else so far! :D
For most of the afternoon Granddaddy was convinced that the house was fixing to explode. Literally. He thought there was a bomb in the house. He had me check the yellow chair at least twice for a bomb...and apparently he thought a particular ball was a bomb. He wasn't very happy to say the least.
Because I spent the majority of the day on my feet, barefoot, my heels are killing me. Sometimes I wonder if I have heel spurs or if I'm just so flat footed that when I'm on my feet all the time, my bodyweight just concentrated on my heels and makes them hurt.
I sure am ready for supper...so I'm going to scram now! :)