Saturday, June 27, 2009
Unfortunately, we will miss our flight from Delhi to Leh. And the phones appear to not be working in India. And the computers are on the fritz at the Indian airlines.
Oh, well! Somehow we'll get there!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
4. Ephraim and Manasse 5. Rehoboam
Friday, June 19, 2009
But he will, he's a strong student (when he wants to be) and can certainly do the work. I'm very proud about the schoolwork he is doing this summer.
When he graduates next year, I will have homeschooled, let's see--17 years? Wow.
It's been great, and I will miss homeschooling.
So I know part of going to grad school is to deal with this change in my life--I'm just not the kind of person to sit still! And I'm not going back to the career I had before we had kids. DH and I prayed and talked about it, and the Lord just opened that door (so fast!) I feel confident about this step. Well, most of the time!
I will only go to school part-time next year. Even tho' our youngest DS will be taking most of his courses outside the home (co-op and college classes), I still have homeschooling things to do! Like graduation.
Boy, it's going to be quiet around here in a year or so!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
I decided to make a rounded neckline in the front, so here I've cut out the facing, fused it to the interfacing, and am going to sew the facing to the neckline. See the large rectangular piece of fabric with the hole cut in the middle?
I decided to make some bias to go around the neck. I use this little doodad which works great!
Here's one of the gussets sewn to the side pieces. Then I will sew up the side seam.
Here's some links to make the traditional, loose salwar pants. I prefer these in India because they are cooler!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
Monday, June 8, 2009
Now you can finish sewingthe sleeve closed--sew the sleeve seam from the green dot down to the hem of the sleeve.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
About 2 1/2 yards of fabric
Paper, pencil and ruler
Before you start cutting, please read through all the instructions and understand how you will lay out your pattern pieces on your material.
Don't forget to cut out two gussets (from your 4 inch square pattern).
Cut one of fusible interfacing and one of fabric. You don't need to add seam allowances.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Pencil, Ruler, Paper (I use a roll of paper, taping it together where necessary), and your measurements you took according to the previous post
A--C Shoulder Width
A--D One-fourth of neck circumference
D--E Neck Front
A--F This should equal one inch
A--X This should equal 7-8 inches
C--G Sleeve Length
G--H Wrist Circumference
J--M This should measure 2-3 inches
K--L This should measure 6-8 inches
C--M This should measure 8 inches
Also, make a pattern for a 4X4 inch square
As an example, my measurements and pattern would
look like this:
Cutting out your kameez. Now we're getting somewhere!
Monday, June 1, 2009
1. Length--From your shoulder to your knee (A to B)
2. Shoulder Width--Across the back of your neck, from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
3. Neck Circumference--Around your neck (at base of neck)
4. Neck Front--From base of neck to center front (E)
5. Sleeve Length--From where you measured the neck circumference across top of shoulder past shoulder seam and on down to wrist (or wherever you wish your sleeve to end)
6. Sleeve Width--Very loosely measure the circumference of where your sleeve is ending
(Please forgive my lousy drawings!)
Next: Draw your pattern