Just a wee post updating you on my Sew for Victory 2.0 project.
The muslin came together really well and fit almost perfectly with only my usual Erect (or short) Back Adjustment to be done. (I think I'll do a post on this adjustment at some point because there's very little information out there on the Interwebs about it and I can't be the only one who stands up really straight...)
It's an interesting pattern. The front piece is cut in one layer on the bias and both back pieces are cut on the grain. It's one of the earlier printed patterns (late 40's,) which makes things easier but as you can see in the photo above, the instructions leave something to be desired. I especially like the random arrows pointing all over the place to the illustrations. Nothing like a vintage pattern to make you think you're losing your marbles...anyway, if I ever get it finished (ack!) I'm sure it will be lovely. Thankfully Rochelle let me know last night that she has extended the sewalong deadline to May 5th, so my frantic Pinot Noir-fueled sewing evening ended with a deep breath and an early bedtime.
I don't have any photos of the blouse in progress for you (I tried, but they just looked kind of meh) so instead I will leave you with photos of the two newest recruits to my minion ranks.
Meet Bogie the lamb and Baby Bacall the goat.
They're a couple of orphans who were rescued from auction in mid-March and ended up in the cab of my pickup truck after I stopped at my local feed store for some hay for the horses and ran into a rather confused woman who had them in her mini-van.
Here they are seconds after I said "sure, they can come home with me" and seconds before I thought "what the hell have I just done?" Scruffy, one week old and wearing sweaters made of work socks. How could I not take them?
Although their arrival was totally unplanned, they're absolutely amazing, endlessly entertaing and welcome additions to my little farm. They're pretty high-maintenance for minions-in-training though. I have to bottle feed them twice a day and I've ended up recruiting two wonderful Alpacas to watch over them. There are too many coyotes in my neck of the woods to leave them in the pasture alone. I'll now have wool and Alpaca fibre at my disposal once I find someone to shear them and somewhere to process the fibre. This may all land me squarely in the poorhouse, but for now my rose coloured glasses world view is chalking it up to a win. I'll keep you posted!
Happy ruminating (hee hee...couldn't resist. Although I recognize that I probably should have.)