So, while I have some transferable sewing skills from years of garments, I always used patterns when making clothing. The kind of canvas work that I'm doing is pretty much all custom work. For our Bayliner, I have the benefit of an intact frame and the old canvas for reference. The old canvas is in fair shape, but has stretched and shrunk making it unusable for patterning purposes.
I'm starting on that portion that covers the top of the ladder going up to the fly bridge. This is the only portion of this project that separates from the rest of the project. The piece that's being replaced has snaps, a zipper and two parallel double keyholes that allow the canvas to wrap around the ladder when it's in place.
|Aft deck fly bridge ladder cover|
|Fly bridge ladder cover pattern|
|1st keyhole sample - lumpy binding|
|2nd keyhole sample - faced, turned and top stitched|
Get Going ... Biking! Richmond CA isn't well known for innovative educational programs, at least not in my mind. Today's newspaper challenged that thinking in a story about some kids who have been designing an electric bicycle at Richmond High School. If you need a shot of confidence in today's youth, have a look. I think you'll be as impressed as I was!