For my fellow sewists, have you ever started a project and looked up thinking, ‘what have I gotten myself into?’
I’ve had some serious sewing downtime lately and went through my pattern stash for some inspiration. I had already bought the material to make a few of these blazers so I figured why not?
I cut View B, size 12 (not my RTW size, but it seems to be my DIY pattern size lately). Let me start off by saying that pattern has 8 pattern pieces and lining and interfacing. Oh, not to mention there are about 31 pattern steps to complete before you finish. Yeah. This calls for many breaks and a multi-day project.
Once I started cutting, I just figured ‘what the h***’, I don’t have anything else to do! I completed the pattern in one night. The next night, I cut out most of my fabric. Then I cut the lining and interfacing. At this point, it’s time to get the ball rolling! Goodness.
Sewing Day #1 – It’s Super Bowl Sunday so…..What a better time to start on this project!!! 🙂 The husband has been fed and is strategically positioned in front of the TV for about 3 hours of Football. I completed the vest (front/back/collar) in the middle of catching up on the half time show – Katy Perry killed it by the way – and between other game time cheers. So far, I’m pretty pleased with the fitting and instructions.
Sewing Day #2 – I was able to complete the lining, pockets and outer sleeves on Day 2. I read how DIY Fashion Blogger, Erica Bunker really puts a lot of effort into pressing her garments. This is a step that I have been guilty of skipping in the past. I am using a very basic iron right now. Maybe I’ll move up to the big leagues later on…
The goal is not a bunched sleeve! Check out the pattern cover.
Naturally, in times like these I look for my trusty seam ripper. For some ODD reason, it’s nowhere to be found! Has this ever happened to you? This may have been doomed from the start, but I will finish it.
Project is now on hold until further notice… 🙁
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