Ok so it may be my husband’s work exercise book and the drawings were done by him.. but it is a book none the less!
As this will probably be my only sewing project this month, I thought I would take some poetic licence. I do have other projects that I need to do, but unfortunately they are not from books.
We recently planted some vegetables in our backyard and the original netting proved to be not strong enough to protect them from the possums (and cats – yes looking at you Newton!). I came up with the idea of making a cover out of curtain netting and hubbie came up with a design which he drew in the above book !!!!!. I then spent 10 hours sewing it all together including putting a zip on one side of it. This way we can open it with no problems and not have to remove every time we want to get to the veggies.
It isn’t perfect – it is the first model and next one will have some modifications and better measurements. But hey it works… The top needs a bit more work, and I do like the idea of the large hem as it helps to keep it snug around the base of the bed. Also next time I am going to go to Vinnie’s Boutique and see if I can find some 2nd hand curtains as this lot of material cost us $68.
I thought a zip would be a good idea; this way we can open it up without having to keep taking it off when we need to get into the bed. It is a continuous one and took me a bit of figuring out which way to put it. It seems to let enough light in as the veggies are growing and so far I haven’t seen any bugs or nasties in there.
So hopefully I haven’t stretched the mark too much, but my next project will get me in for the “Tis the season to Party”, even though this is not quite a party dress per say.. Our work christmas party has a Mexican Fiesta theme, so I am making an outfit for that, hopefully…….
Keep up the good work folks – you are awesome.