It's June!

Monday, June 4, 2018
We are halfway through the year, can you believe that? It feels like yesterday that I started this blog. Thank you for being with me on this journey. This past weekend I have finished sewing something that been on my to-do list for the last 6 months (!!).

I had a dress I got about 1 1/2 years ago but never got to wear it because it was way, way too long.
Last month I took the top apart from the bottom and cut about 3 inches off. I could be wondering: why didn't she just cut the length form the hem? Well because the fabric has a very distinct pattern at the bottom and cutting it off would ruin the overall design of the dress.
It did take some time as I had to sew the top and bottom together, then serge then sew on the elastic right in between the two. But I finished (yay!) Though I don't have a picture with the dress on, there's the finished garment on the mannequin. It is a bit shorter than I am when I wear the dress the hem touches the top of my foot.


After I finished the dress, I went on to my next unfinished project which was a shirt.
The blouse was a high-low top and I wore it often. But one day I noticed that the bag I had was rubbing the fabric and causing it to unravel/ruin. I didn't want to part with my top and because the ugliness was just happening in the lower hip are I cut that part straight of thought the shirt.
I didn't know how to finish the top, what to add to the bottom. Then I realized that I had lace and some binding (see bottom picture) and decide to try and see which one fit best. Though I liked the frilly, lacy binding it didn't go with the fabric or the style. I tried with some blue lace and no. Finally, I tried styling it with the rose pink lace and it worked (!).
First I serged the hem then I did a small hem. From there I pinned the top of the lace on to the stitch line. I didn't know what stitch to use and so I used a small (1mm length) zig zag (3mm width) stitch. Its called a 3-step zig-zag stitch. Which when finished was barely noticeable.

That is what I did to welcome June. I finally got to wear the dress for so long, and hopefully, soon I will wear the blouse.
In other news, last Friday here in Quebec it was around 32℃ and extremely humid. I thought I was going to melt and my family and I went out for some ├╝ber needed ice cream. The temperature was stifling but by Saturday and Sunday it had settled down and was warm, sunny and perfect. Which is why it was such a surprise when on Monday it rained and was around 13℃ *sigh* I cannot comprehend this weather here *shaking head* I will leave you all with this picture of the library at Parlement in Ottawa.
So many books!! 
That is all and hope to see you all soon.
Til next time

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