I am back! I worked hard during my time off and got a bunch of stuff done.
I had to alter this vintage leather jacket for my nephew for xmas. His mother found it at the Goodwill and he loves vintage 60's clothes. The collar was all wrong - this was a ladies jacket - and the sleeves were too short. I got out my leather scraps and replaced the collar.
I then tore the collar apart and used that to lenghten the sleeves. The sleeves had cuffs and I didn't want to take the cuffs off so I cut the sleeves about 7" up from the cuff and inserted a strip. I had to lenghten the lining too. I was happy with the result, but I had to muster up a lot of courage to cut those sleeves!
right sleeve before
right sleeve after
I also made 5 pillowcases, two stockings, and two crazy babies and then the xmas sewing was done!
33rd finish - I forgot to take a picture, but it is the second quilt from the bottom - another step zig zag with the blue and white striped binding. I also finshed the knitted blanket and put together a quilt top for Vickie's veteran quilt project.
veteran quilt top
I will be catching you up on the rest of my time off in my posts tomorrow and Friday.