Saturday, May 30, 2009
One done, two to go
Tomorrow is the graduation of the Theological University where mom and sis Letty work. Mom bought a blouse but the sleeves are a little tight. So she had the fabulous idea of asking me to tat some sleeves. But thank God, she change her mind and asked to make just an insertion. She will slit the sleeve in half and add the insertion in the middle of it. So this is what one insertion looks like. It needs hiding the ends and ironing before mom can sew it to the sleeve. It measures almost 3 inches wide and 10.5 inches long. I need to make another for the other sleeve and a shorter one for the back. The back of the blouse looks a little too big, so mom will "scrunch" a section in the back and over this section will sew the shorter insertion.
The pattern of the insertion is actually the center of an oval doily. I added several repetition to make it longer. It's a very simple and common pattern. Now this one have brought some other ideas. I still would like to make a fully tatted sleeve for a blouse but that will have to wait.
I'm using Aunt Lydia's #10 in black.