It is pouring buckets of rain out there, so I am staying inside and working on another pajama set, this time for A.
It’s funny how, no matter how long you have been sewing, you can always manage to make new mistakes. I was cutting out the pajama tops and put the pattern piece too near the edge of the fabric. The selvage was printed with wide white areas that would show even after I sewed on the facing:
I decided to reverse the facings and have them turn to the front to hide my mistake:
Last Friday I was in Sebastopol, and on the way home I stopped at several antique stores on the Gravenstein Highway. I was lucky and found a big bag full of vintage embroidery transfers. As I drove home, I was remembering how my little magazine holder, where I keep my transfers, was so full that I didn’t think I could get even one more in there. I needed a new container for the transfers. I thought about an old pan that I inherited from my mom, the big pan she used to make giant meatloaves and huge cobblers in. The pan is a little too old and beaten up to cook in, but I still want to keep it because it makes me remember all those great dinners my mom made for our large, hungry family. When I got home, I discovered that the transfers fit into the pan very well. Here it is sitting behind one of the knitting machines: