Hiatus interruptus

It’s been a while again. Sorry about that. I think I got a little bogged down in the need to tell a story about each block. Knowing that I had 600 ahead of me got a little daunting! In the meantime I started using Instagram in earnest (you can find me as @knitsmcgee). I really like the platform. It made me reevaluate my approach to blogging the hexies. I think in the future I’ll steer more towards shorter posts and more content!

I’ve also been doing a lot of apparel sewing of late. I just finished an adorable corduroy jumper for my daughter that should be making its blog debut soon. Today I finished a shirt for myself. It’s the Button Up Shirt by Winter Wear Designs. I’m really proud of myself for this one. I did a ton of leveling up. All of my seams are finished professionally (enclosed, French and Hong Kong seams). There are cuffs, and plackets and a collar with a collar stand. There are princess seams and pockets with flaps and a curved hem I finished with bias tape (this is my new most favorite sewing trick. I never want to sew a traditional double folded hem again!). I had the added challenge of a fabric that frayed like crazy. The insides look almost as good as the outside! (I of course forgot to take inside shots. I’ll have to edit this post with more pictures.)

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My toddler insisting on being in my photo shoot. It's a good thing my little photobomber is cute.

A little dancing action to show off those princess seams!

The yoke is double layered so all the seams are enclosed. Next time I think I might try a lace or eyelet to make things a little more exciting.