I have to say that pin tucks aren't as easy as they look. Using a twin needle and special foot may require a bit more practice. Maybe I missed something? There was certainly a lack of information online about sewing pin tucks. The lady at the sewing store did give me the tip about adjusting the bobbin tension. It worked somewhat, but I really really hate to mess with the tension on my machine.
Regardless of my troubles, the skirt is finally done and I plan on wearing it in public.
Tomorrow we leave for Panama. (Bocas Del Toro, Panama) We have some friends that are currently living there and they invited us down for a visit. We couldn't say no could we? This past weekend we spent some time preparing for our trip which included lots of laundry and a trip to Borders where I picked up two fun books. 99% of the time I am a non-fiction reader, but I needed some imagination and ended up purchasing Water for Elephants and The Friday Night Knitting Club (BOGO 1/2 off!) Jeff proceeded to tell me by just holding the Knitting Club book he was growing a set of ovaries. So I suppose I made a good plane ride reading choice. :)
48 hours before departure I decided that I needed a new bag to hold my new books. It took me over 8 days to finish the skirt. How would I finish a new bag? This is what it looked like this morning. I made it up as I went. Just measuring, cutting, interfacing, and sewing. No looking back.
It was finished a 7pm this evening. I got to use some new Amy Butler fabric. It's your standard over-sized tote with a pocket on each side of the exterior and 2 slip pocket, a zipper pocket and pen holder on the interior. 4'' finished gusset/ fully interfaced. Maybe you'll get an action shot of the finished bag and skirt in Panama!
See you all in about a week or so.....