Reagan and I are off to the Landrover Dealership to get some work done on the hubby's Discovery. It's sure to be a fun day of sitting around a car dealership. Joy joy joy. Yesterday, we had a very busy day! We met my mom for breakfast and went to the bookstore. We had a great time visiting together. :) Mom couldn't believe how big Reagan has gotten in the past two weeks!
After we left the bookstore, Reagan and I ran a couple of errands around Lexington and then came home. In the afternoon, Shelby had a vet appointment. This meant that I had to manage an almost-6th month old baby and a 70 pound Labrador. All by myself. Yup. Did I mention that Shelby LOVES to go for car rides? Almost as much as she loves going to PetSmart. Joy. Thank goodness for our Baby Bjorn, and the kind staff at Banfield.
Things were much calmer once they took Shelby to the back section to do her vaccinations and her exam. And the Baby Bjorn kept my hands mostly free to try to handle the dog. Note to self: have hubby do it the next time. . Oh well.
I started working on my swimsuit. I've got almost all of the pieces cut out, and I've been working on getting the lining sewn into it. I'm using the same lining technique that I used on my seersucker dress. Basically, you see all the lining pieces onto the regular fabric pieces prior to constructing the garment. I think it's a little easier to work with and I think it tends to hold the original shape of the garment better. Plus, it's easier for beginners like me! Here's a look of the swimsuit in progress:
|It's Simplicity 5694 from 1973|
|A work in progress|
I was really nervous about sewing with the swimsuit material.
Confession... I've never sewed with stretch material on my machine. My Babylock can totally handle it though, and I'm using the stretch needles and everything. So far so good.
I'm really hoping to have this finished before we head up to my parents' for the 4th next week. They live on a lake, and of course, have a boat, so I know that wearing my swimsuit with a pair of shorts would be so much cooler than actual clothes. That's been my big motivation for making this swimsuit. Fingers crossed!
Yall have a great day! Look for another post on Friday... I'll be introducing yall to a funny, blogging (and real life) friend of mine!