Sewing is what I do when I'm cheating on all my other hobbies...
She's got a good point. I do like a few other crafts although I'd say sewing is a primary love and the rest fill needs. I will make stationary as needed so I've got stamps and blank note cards and paper. I wanted to paint the bathroom window with stained glass paints so I learned to do that.
But right now, I'm sewing to avoid doing other things.
- Work that didn't get finished yesterday
- Standings for the side pool I run for my bowling league
- House cleaning
- Garbage night
- Laundry (okay, I did do one load so I'd have panties for today, but I should have done more household laundry too)
Sunday night I felt like sewing but I was tired. Too tired to trust myself to put channeling into my half finished bra. I usually do it wrong the first time when I'm awake, I don't have enough seam allowance to screw it up multiple times while tired. I bought Renfrew and Pendrell from Sewaholic with the free shipping deal she was offering. I thought maybe I could trace off Renfrew to sew another day. It's sewing, but not requiring any particular focus as I wasn't going to make alterations for the first try.
Then I went through my box of knits. Remember the brown/blue/white/black dress I was making? And struggling with? I have yet to return to that but I still have 2m of that fabric. It's probably stretchier than what a "stable knit" implies but I figured in a hopefully wearable muslin, a little extra stretch isn't a bad thing.
Last night, I should have done any of those bullet points above. I probably could have worked on my bra. But I was a bit tired, Tasia's instructions seemed more straightforward than trimming seam allowance type sewing and the cut pieces were just sitting there. So far so good. Until I hit the typo. I could not make the cowl make sense to me, why would you sew wrong sides together? I got frustrated and thought, so many bloggers have done this and tested it, someone would have explained this in a way that made sense and found there is errata for this step. What did we do before the internet? The pictures are right, but the text says wrong sides when it should say right sides. Just as we were heading to bed I sewed up the side seams, so no pictures yet. I still have the cuffs to do for the sleeves and bottom, but it was enough to see how it fit. I think I'm going to like this as a top when it's done.
And a Happy Valentine's Day for anyone celebrating today!