Friday, October 19, 2007
Made It Myself Monday: The Portable Project Board
This is my latest time saving semi-craft. I got a piece of homosote noise dampening board at the huge mega hardware mecca and cut it up with a box knife to appropriate sized pieces. I wrapped it tightly with a couple of lovely pieces of stash fabric. I kept it neutral so that I could highlight my project on it.
I then pinned up the pattern envelope, sewing instructions sheet, all the findings, my tape measure, the smaller cut pattern/fabric pieces, my tailors chalk and seam ripper. I spend way too much time looking for these things as I fuddle my way through most clothing construction.
It is a great way to keep all the bits of the project at arms length and eye level. I had an idea for an improvement though; I am making an arrow "you are here pin" to pin on the instructions too... Because I accidentally read the wrong instructions for the other "view " of the blouse I was making and did an un-necessary facing. Argh.
Thank goodness the extra seam ripper is pinned to the board.
And just in case you were afraid it was all business here at Abode de la Betty:
Snail of Wee Wonderfuls.. for my All Handmade Holidays this year. All wool felt, Heather Bailey fabrics and shocking pink antennae hat. Hopefully a young lady I know will like her a lot.
I think, for now, her name will be Astrid.