Wouldn't normally post negativity but Joey passed away peacefully in my hand last night. He was 12 which is quite exceeding for a finch and I'm absolutely devastated.
Most people will probably think "it's just a bird" but he was my bird with his own personality ❤ thank you for being my companion Joey, fly high 👼🐦
Dual mistakes in process.
I’m onto the bathrobe.
It should be noted that the Mary Frances book on sewing has very few illustrations depicting the sewing construction steps. Everything is described except the types of stitches.
No, illustrations are reserved for the horrid creatures known as Thimble People (who Mary is not allowed to speak of), or family members, or finished frocks , or Katy (who I suspected is an Irish Indentured Servant).
The written description of the robe doesn’t involve French seams so there were no specifics as to if I was to join wrong sides together or right sides together. Instead it talks of basting the main cut fabric to check it fits your doll and then joining it with a combination stitch and a blanket stitch.
I assumed this meant the seams would be exposed (as I think of blanket stitches as decorative) but after I started the first robe I googled a few finished ones...no exposed stitches. So I decided to continue but add frayed fabric around the opening to make the distressed edges part of the design. I made bias tape, instead of using ribbon, to finish the edges...because bias tape works better for the task of finishing edges that curve.
I then started a second robe, choosing french seams over interior exposed seams.
Because this fabric’s pattern only goes one way and the main shape is one single piece, I promptly cut it the wrong way so the bears are upside down on the front and right side up on the back. Fuck it. The doll can look down and enjoys right-side up bears.#maryfrancessewingbook#16inchdoll#dollfashion#imadeit#mistakes