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So I finally got my curtains hung this weekend, and don’t they look nice?

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I thought they turned out very well, until  I noticed one little problem:

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They appear to be a little short, and I’m just going to hazard a guess that it’s going to be 1 yard off. Except for the really short one, and I just don’t know what happened there. So I think my plan is to either add a small band of a different color on the panels on the end and then finish out with more of the same, and I guess on the sheers I’ll just tack the rest onto them and count on the hall table I intend to put there to cover it up. Oh well…..

I also traced 4 patterns and cut out and prepped for sewing three of them. The fourth I got cold feet on the fabric I was going to use. I decided I didn’t want to sew it up if I didn’t really like the fabric. I did wear my wrap dress out to dinner and the movies the other night. I even got compliments on how nice I looked!

I picked up some new fabric at The Needle Nook 2 weekends ago when I was in Wichita.  I added  a picture in because I thought it was pretty. See?
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 I think out of the navy print I want to make a tunic dress. I’m thinking of using Simplicity 3893  (view b) and just making it longer, but I really don’t want to have to wear a camisole underneath it. I’m hoping it’s just necessary if you are a bustier girl, which I am of course, not.

I got the Singer taken apart, cleaned, oiled, and put back together. The bobbin winder even works!  I really sweated that part because I had such a beast of a time putting it back together. I don’t know what to do about the flywheel though. The inside looks kind of gunky and chunky. It says something about cleaning that with kerosene and then reoiling it too, but I’m not quite certain how to go about doing that. Here are some pictures of the finished project:
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 Nathan and I went to see Public Enemies this weekend, and  I was a little disappointed. I expected it to be better. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t wonderful like I’d hoped for.

Well, I’m going to get off here and go to bed. I have to get up and run in the morning  since I didn’t run this morning. I’m going to sew tomorrow evening and Wednesday!

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