Hey y'all! It's been awhile since I've checked in here! The main reason is the huge project of custom-hemming the 193 pre-orders of Errand #17 skirts for Fresh Apparel Denim Company. My friend Madeline came to help for five days and documented some of the fun:
We got these 80 done (stacked on the couch) in the time she was here.
For all the adventure this endeavor has been, I get a healthy swell of pride when I see the "Made in USA" and "Fresh Apparel" tags in each skirt.
My super trusty Singer Confidence machine (read my rant about it here) did pretty awesome plowing through all that heavy fabric hour after hour. I changed needles every so often and used a stick from the tree outside to hold the big spool of thread from the factory. I don't feel like my machine is any worse for the wear! O.o
The work is still far from over, since I have over 100 skirts in inventory (also to be custom-hemmed) that will be available as soon as I finish fulfilling the pre-orders and handling exchanges. There are already plus-sized skirts ready to order on FreshApparel.us if you'd like to get one!