Monday, September 20, 2010

Project Halloween, Day 2

Okay, enough procrastinating. Time to start sewing. I sewed the front 2 panels together. Easy enough. Then I had to put the zipper in. It wasn't exactly rocket science, but it took me way longer than it probably should have, partly because I may or may not have sewn over the teeth of the zipper on one side and had to rip it out and start over. I am so not sewing on the side of the panel where I can't see the zipper on the next one. I don't care what the instructions say. Then the two front sleeve halfs on.

(Sorry about the swiffer in the pic...I guess I coulda cropped that out...)

Except, there's something on the back that needs to be stuffed before sewing into the back. Hmm, the pattern instructions did NOT say that I need fiber fill (it's like the cottony stuff that goes in pillows). Dammit. I can't continue on this roll with out this step. I am so not in the mood to drive 30 min to the sewing store to get some. Then, my wonderful genius of a husband suggested, "Don't we have an old pillow you can use?" HELLO! Why didn't I think of that. I was only thinking on the smaller scale, toss pillows. I totally forgot about the huge box of sham stuffer pillows we have in the guest room that aren't being used right now. I'm sure I will find a willing subject.

Oh, Hey there big guy. How you doin?

Let me have a little looksie under the hood. You weren't needin' that stuffin', were you? Didn't think so. Thanks a bunch.

So I was able to get the back part stuffed and sewn in the back panels. (I'll add more pics later after the "reveal". I don't want to totally give it away!) So now I have 2 complete pieces with sleeves, front and back. Just have to sew them together.


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