Really, I’m rather impressed that Mr. Guy knows the name of my newest sewing tool.
I started writing a new post about how I realised that sewing was starting to take over my life, but realised that probably noone was interested and would rather see actual sewing makes. Summary of the issue: stopped socialising so I could sew. This is a problem, particularly during summer. Also working looong hours (I have worked 130 hours in the last fortnight. That is >150% what most people work. That is stupid).
This weekend I even had my first sewing-free weekend in a while! Mr. Guy and I borrowed a friends convertable and had Ekim Burger at Lyall Bay; and drove to Porirua/Titahi Bay (the T-Bay bakery does NOT have cream donuts, be warned). Yesterday… work. Workworkwork.
But, back to the ham. I was trying to press the darts of a skirt I’ve made (but can’t post until November) and got frustrated enough that I decided “Fine! I’ll just make a tailors ham!”
I used Victory Pattern’s pattern (found here on Tilly and the Button’s blog), but instead of using sawdust I just used scraps of wool and knit fabrics. The resultant ham is a bit lumpy, but awesome – I’m happy to say that the skirt in question has perfectly pressed seams 🙂
That’s pretty much ’nuff said. It’s a bit of a chunky thing to have around, and I’m thinking of getting a shelf of some kind to put above my ironing board to keep it tidier. My goodness my sewing space is messy enough, I need all the help I can get.