For sewists, you may have done similar. You see something that would be an easy repair and then take on the project. J and I are part of a mother-run weekly play school. It was toy cleaning night and I volunteered to repair the doll strollers. But really, Aunt Marj started me on this. She'd replaced the cloth on her grand-daughters' strollers which encouraged me to do similar with J's (left one) when the original Disney print fell a part. Play School's were better quality, though, and it just meant replacing a strap and re-sewing the bias tape. J loved that we had three doll strollers around the house for a week!
I just finished sewing this BWOF T-shirt (6-2008) and will
post a photo soon. I made it with an incredibly light rayon knit that I purchased last June on Toronto's Queen Street. Love the gathers at the side -- which make it look rather complicated but that was the easy part. Learned how to re-enf
orce the neckline with interface -- after ripping out the first attempt.
I quite like this jumper from the latest Burda magazine (10-2008). I love how trim this looks and comfortable. The only t
hing I'm hesitating about is that the back collar hangs down square like a sailor shirt. Wonder if the collar would be too bulky or just annoying to wear.