Monday, June 11, 2012

Sewn skirts and tatted blobs

Here's the latest of the little lady's handmade clothes. It's a little skirt.

I'm almost embarrassed to show the next picture, but I will, as an exercise in humility. Here's a closeup.  That's supposed to be a french seam.  The big guy wanted to 'help' with the sewing machine, and this is the result.  Sigh.  Oh well, 'help' is sort of good...

Next is the tatted blob.  Sadly, it doesn't look much different from the last time.  The blob is another clover doily by Eileen Stafford.  As I was working on the previous doily, I fell for that trick of perception that happens when working on round things.  The first few rows take so little time.  Those first rows are sooo easy.  Why don't you use up your stash and make two!  It's too easy to forget that rows get longer as circles get bigger.

Still, I'm determined to finish this.  I even drew myself a little motivational progress diagram.  The coloured parts are the rows that are done.

Sigh, I have a long, long, long way to go.


  1. The skirt is cute! And the doily is looking good! :)

  2. Great idea - the circle diagram! I am so visual and use a lot of 'tatting-aids,' also known as coloured markers! Never thought of that circle though. Clever.
    Fox : )