Red Echo

October 15, 2008

I went over to the shop last night and did some more work on the motorcycle pants. Ava picked up some needles for the Pfaff machine, so I replaced the old, dull fabric needle I broke on Sunday with a nice sharp leather needle. To no-one’s surprise, this made things much easier. I finished sewing in the zippers, trimmed up some of the edges, made hems, and set snaps in the waistband. I still have a few rough edges to finish, and need to do something about the lining, but that was enough for one evening. I wore the pants to work today and they kept me nice and warm. The waistband is a trifle too loose, but I can fix that (or install suspenders) and I might add on the stirrup straps after all.