I was complaining recently about how much math is involved in sewing -- at least it seems to be in the kind of sewing I do. Fractions and ratios, division and decimal points. Definitely not why I went to art school. The math part, I mean. Funny thing is, the more math I do, the better I get. Gives me hope. So there!! Mrs. High-School-Math-Teacher whose quadratrics and absolute value equations along with other algebraic nightmares kept me awake when I should have been getting much-needed teen beauty sleep according to my guidebook, Seventeen magazine. Pop quiz me now!
Tools of the trade: Brush for chenille fluffing. Abandoned crochet hook. Random ball of vintage fabric. Cup of pencil nubs.
One of the latest items out of the Doily Factory required a little more math than usual. I wanted it to be in proportion to the real thing and to make that happen I had to convert decimals points to inches and then add in seam allowances which were fractions of inches and subtract my shoe size from my height minus my i.q. and maybe even cry a little bit.
Here's what I came up with. And I was only kidding about the crying. Maybe.
My idea to create an American flag pillow cover made from vintage tablecloths has been on my to-do list for so long now and I finally did it, math and all.
I also wanted to let you know this blog will be broadcasting live from inside a moving box sometime in the next 30 days as I pack up the entire Doily Factory and move it 4.7 miles and one state away, along with the rest of the house and Mr. Might Be Into Vintage Eventually.
The really good news is the Doily Factory will be *greatly expanded* in its new location and I'm so excited to have all my vintage sewing paraphenalia in the same room. No more dining room table expansion required!
And it looks like I dodged a bullet on Crafty Resolution #9 -- the one where I planned to de-stash due to lack of space. Moving just seems so much easier.