Though I fell in love with the idea of this project pretty hard, which is understandable, given the delicious blue brocade, the end result is leaving me feeling a bit… meh.
I think that’s down to its lengthy gestation. There’s definitely something to be said for striking when the iron is hot. Or finishing striking when it’s still hot. Or dipping the sword in the water when it’s still hot?
Anyway, metallurgy aside, the gap between the date on my ‘WIP’ post and this one says it all. Do you find your enthusiasm for the end result can be sapped by labouring over it for too long?
Is there an optimal working-til-dawn vs working-til-end-of-ad-break balance that can be struck? One week? A month?
The skirt itself (Simplicity 2343) was something I’d already sewed once, so held no nasty surprises. There are two mini-pleats on the front, and darts on the back. My pleats never go that well, grrrr, but this time I made more of an effort and used bias tape to finish all the seams.
[I almost wanted to turn the thing inside out after seeing the blue and green tape, and now bias tape in seam lines is obssessing me.]
The zip I inserted by hand so it’s almost totally concealed. I really don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to zips, I just make it happen and if it looks okay, that’s enough technique for me right now. Perfectionism not a major problem for me.
- The fabric itself.
- Separates! (Meets my sewing agenda for flexible items.)
- It’s a pretty tight fit across the front, which is making me feel a littttle self-conscious. But not so much I can’t put pictures on the internet, wa-hey!
Coming up: Snowdrift knit-fest