I started sewing the dress yesterday. I have a number of friends who are urging me on to get it done. I know it's for my benefit but Megan says she "sewing vicariously" through me. I have to have it done this week.
The first thing I did was pin up the hem of the jacket and the jacket sleeves. I was going to sew those hems, but I am not sure the jacket hem is straight. I'm going to have to get Pam to look it over.
As with the jacket, I have to stitch the edges of the pieces to prevent raveling. I had problems with the thread not spooling onto the bobbin correctly and had to throw out quite a bit of thread. Ever the saver, I thought, if I untangled it, I could still use it. No. It wasn't worth it and untangling would have taken 4 times as long as just unwinding the spool and starting over.
Beverage: English Breakfast tea