Friday, May 24, 2013

The right tool for the job

Haven't been around much lately, and you know, there's actually a bit been going on so it means possible upcoming posts - Yay    ! A little gift sewing, a skirt for me (but not yet finished), a bit of bodice fitting (for M6506),

But today, today I really had a thought come home to me (steam coming out of the ears and all ! LOL)
DH is big on the right tool for the job. I'm getting better (used to be in the camp of 'use a handy butter knife instead of going to find a screwdriver' :-)

I need a top to go with the new skirt that's almost finished and finally decided to try Sorbetto. I think it'll work.


I printed off the pattern the other day and hadn't yet cut the pages down to size and taped them together.

I started to do this last night and stopped. Why ?
Well, for paper trimming, you got your scissors...

You got your personal trimmer...

We have both scissors and trimmer at home.

BUT at work we've got THIS !...

That sucker is 60-inches wide and I put it to good use this morning.
Perfectly trimming 16 pages of pattern took about 10 minutes - Fabulous !


  1. Here I thought you were going to tell me you printed it out on one sheet. I think i'm disappointed :( Enjoy that top - it's a great tool for the job at hand. g

  2. Surely you know someone with access to a large commercial printer. Then you wouldn't have to cut anything!

  3. Pssst... I'm not gonna tell ANYONE that you used business equipment for personal use ;D
    Hugs, RHOnda

  4. Really nice job on the Sorbetto. Love those colors!

    1. I do too, but that one's the photo from the original site - mine's still to be cut out - hope it turns out as well !

  5. I like you using the right tool for the job. I fall in the "Why hunt a screwdriver when a butter knife is right here?" camp, too. Hope your sorbetto top comes out perfect!

    I did some mending of clothing last weekend, made a complete summer dress (despite the fact that it was raining and never hit 50 all weekend), and cut out a skirt - which remains in the "cut out" phase. Sometimes we just have to wait for inspiration.


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