The idea was they each got to pick what they wanted and had a t-shirt to co-ordinate with. Papaya, who is usually quite quiet, got the sunshine yellow-orange fabric. If truth be told, I was voting for this really nice subdued cream and yellow fabric and everyone in the store (3 other ladies and 2 girls) voted for this fabric. I am big enough to admit they were right!
So, since yesterday was a rainy day we finally got at it. Papaya and I were both in an out of sorts mood. So a project was definately a good thing.
First she sewed selvage edges together. This became the side seam.
Then we pressed all the fabric. Then we folded and pressed the fabric for a casing.
Then she sewed the casing. She was a little stressed about this because it was edge stitching but she managed with minimal help from me.Then I sewed a ribbon on to make a hem. I sewed the right side of the ribbon to the wrong side of the fabric. Once it was on, I folded it over, pressed, pinned and then edge stitched in on. What a great way to make a hem a little snappy!