Remember this cozy and shell I just made? Well, I made a BIG rookie mistake. Didn't prewash. It wasn't even a conscious "well I didn't pre-wash this, but I'll take my chances. For some reason, I had it in my head that I had pre-washed while knowing fully well that I had not. So after one trip in the washing machine on cold, hand-wash cycle and air drying, both pieces are unwearable. :-( This is no fault of the fabric. It still looks very nice after the washing. It just shrunk sooooo much that it would be frighteningly midriff-bearing.
Did I mention in my previous post that I spent quite a few evenings hand stitching the hem the whole way around my cozy?
Did I mention how beautiful the fabric is and how excited I was about this project?
I just haven't had the drive to sew anything this past week.
I've been working on two things that will be ready to show soon: knitting a baby sweater for a shower this weekend and using my mom's embroidery machine on a RTW top for my older son. I also want to show the quilt my mom made for my baby that's almost ready.
If you're still reading, I'm hoping that getting this out of my system and typing it all out motivates me to get moving again!