Mispickel's debut cat-on-sewing-project pictures. I feel like I'm an official dress blogger now that I have a cat to interfere.
That's my mother's 1967 Singer 600E Touch N Sew in a deluxe custom-built table. This machine is a real workhorse. I love it. It's spoiled me for pretty much all other machines. Why anyone would have a bobbin system other than one like this one's is entirely beyond me.
Of course, expensive sewing patterns are really just cat beds:
I didn't get a picture of her chewing on it, though.
She also kept climbing into my lap to chew on my hands while I did handwork. Sigh. I did get some done, though. I got the skirt seamed up the back and the pockets installed. I debated pockets but finally decided that, since I didn't want to cut or faux-seam the skirt, I'd use "colonial pockets" (my term) like the ones in Simplicity 4714 (1943), one on each side. I'm also cheating by skipping the dog-leg skirt closure and added a continuous-lap placket in the center front. Incorrect, yes, but it will be covered by an apron. Sorry.