It was another hot day here… nearly 100. I got up early and took the dogs for a walk before work. I cleaned and refilled the dogs’ wading pool this afternoon. They appreciated the effort.
We waited until almost 9 pm to start our walk this evening. And it was still about 84 degrees at that time, but it felt hotter.
We only walked a little over two miles because we were all hot. It felt so good to get back in the air conditioned house.
The black zippers I ordered arrived today (holy cow that was fast!) so once we got home from our walk I hit my sewing room and got a little bit done on the black Frankenbag I’m working on.
I got the slip pocket made and sewn onto the lining. I got the opening for the zipper pocket made in the other side of the lining. And I got the zipper placket made… well, almost.
Once I got to the point where I put my zipper foot on my machine, I started getting tangles on the bottom of my work.
I tried for 10 minutes to figure out what the issue was and didn’t get it solved. I was too tired to keep working at it.
Here’s what I got done.
I got one side of the zipper placket sewn before my machine went haywire.
I just love these pieces as they’re assembled, especially when they’re made from such a gorgeous piece of fabric!
And I just LOVE the detail on these zipper pockets. I can’t believe I was so afraid of making these for so long! I think I could make them in my sleep now!
I’d be happier, however, if I had been able to finish the stitching.
And… I’m glad I ordered black zippers. A white or off white zipper in this bag would have looked pretty awful.
Here’s the pieces in progress.
Fingers crossed my machine will be working correctly tomorrow night… but I’m guessing it won’t be.