I apologize for my absence - I am waiting to finish my Burda Sew-Along pants after two muslins - here are the pictures: first, the fabric (waiting patiently on the ironing board), and second, my second Muslin.
To be honest, I have been ridiculously busy at work (traveling) but the real reason for my long-awaited UFOs (now!) is that I cannot thread my serger! Yes, in the middle of my Pants Sew-Along - I tried to change the thread, but gasp - could not! I am going to retry tomorrow after waiting a week and acquiring some other thread - but it is very frustrating - I was ready to run out and buy a babylock after those five precious hours of fiddlin' with my Vintage Bernette 334D. Any suggestions are appreciated.
My Janome has also been skipping stiches and I believe, need to be adjusted as well. Of course!
In the meantime I have been:
(1) Visiting the 19th Academy of Motion Pictures Costume Design exhibit at FIDM! Really fun - and pretty quick visit!! My favorites were the Alice in Wonderland costumes, True Grit, and Wall Street (of all things!). . . They also had the Burlesque costumes - whew - Christina Aguilera is really tiny (as well as Shia LeBouf and Ellen Page).
(2) Checking out the new Rodarte exhibit at MOCA in LA. Rodarte (the Mulleavy sisters) had a hand in the costumes in Black Swan.
(3) Oiling my scissors. When I bought my dog grooming scissors at the Eukanuba Dog Show in Long Beach - they gave me some oil - and each year - they give me new oil when I have them sharpened. I used to to oil my sewing scissors - (where the scissors meet at the base not on the blades) and wow! They are sharp and quiet again! A picture of the oil syringe below.
Hopefully, I can figure out this threading issue! More to follow, dear readers!