- Skip that inner border and go straight to the outer border - decided against it because I didn't think it would look "finished" if I would have done that.
- Order more fabric - didn't want to have to do that if I could avoid it. This isn't fabric I could get from JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby and it would definitely have to be ordered. I could get it at Missouri Star, but unfortunately they are a little backed up in shipping due to their warehouse move a few weeks ago and I didn't want to have to wait two weeks to get it.
- Piece all the leftovers together to create the border
Also on my agenda for this weekend is to start working on a shirt that was requested by Hubby. A couple of weekends ago, the one where I got "Rosie," Hubby and I made a pit-stop at JoAnn's so I could pick up a few accessories for my new machine. While walking around the store, he picked up a bolt of some fabric out of the licensed section and brought it over. All he did was hold it up and ask "What can you make me with this?"
Naturally, I was quick to rack my brain for ideas. It's not quite the greatest print for a quilt, but I immediately thought it would work for a button down shirt.
|McCall's Pattern - M2149|
I had made one of these shirts for my dad for Christmas a few years ago and had bought the pattern and some other fabric to make Hubby one as well, just never got around to it. I already had the pattern so all I had to do was grab some interfacing and some buttons and I would be ready to go. Hubby has never asked me specifically to make him anything, and after a day of torturing him with craft stores and driving all over Ohio... I was happy to oblige.
I have the original fabric I bought him years ago to make a shirt with, plus this fabric and some music note fabric I found all to make him shirts out of. I just need to get to cracking on it! It'll all need pre-washed so I'm going to zip the edges thru my serger tonight and get it washed. Thinking I'll have the pieces cut out for the first one sometime tomorrow (we have a short wedding reception to go to in the afternoon) and then have it ready for him to wear by Monday!
It's going to be a busy, busy sewing weekend! I'm armed with plenty of snacks and beverages, a loaded iPod full of audiobooks, and a nice new machine to play with! Can't wait to get started tonight!!
Hope everyone is having a Fabulous Friday!