Monday, September 07, 2009

More sewing

Believe it or not, I did more sewing today. I sewed until I got tired and started making mistakes and having to rip stitches out; these days, when I sew, I usually only have to do each seam once. Sure, I baste things, but I don't usually have to rip out entire seams (or overlapping parts of seams) and re-sew them. I guess that comes with experience: the more I sew, the faster I get, even if I don't sew as often as I used to.

I'm pleased with the dress I'm making. The top is going to show bra straps - there's nothing I can do about that - so I think I'm going to put in some very light detachable padding to smooth things out on the top. The top is lined so there's room to do it and it'll mean that I don't need to worry so much about a bra with it.

I can't wait to finish it and start/finish the next one out of the other fabric! I'm also excited about working on the different tops in combination with the shorter skirt. I wish I was able to make myself sew more often. I just get so lazy, especially if I get up late. For the last couple of days I've been trying to get up early and that's been helping me do more. I have to set my alarm out of arm's reach to do it, but if it means that I can get things done, I'm happy to do that.

I do have to say that cutting out fabric on the floor is very hard work. Clearly I'm in terrible shape, because I have what Ian calls "juggler's bum" on both sides from lunging and stepping over the fabric while trying to straighten it out and get it flat and stuff. Looking back, I guess I was doing that almost non-stop over a period of about two hours yesterday, but I didn't think I'd hurt so much today. I'm so sore! When I woke up this morning I could barely walk, and I've been hobbling around in this crazy bow-legged half-crouch all day. It's a good thing that I'm on my own because I look sooo silly when I'm up and about. :)

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