I’m still procrastinating about getting back on my sewing machine but I can’t quite put my finger on why.
I need a couple of tops for work and I was even considering going to buy a couple!
After my initial euphoria during Made In May, generally wearing 3 to 4 items each week, I have become a little critical in my efforts.
I think that as I know more, I can see more imperfections in my work.
Some of the fabric I have used (usually the cheaper stuff) has not survived more than a few washes.
Taking a few short cuts has also ended up with garments not performing well for long.
I keep telling myself that I should just GET ON WITH IT, taking on board all I have learnt in the past year but I’m afraid of spending time on something I’ll not completely be happy with.
I’ll show you what I mean.
I now realize that whilst my chest is ample enough I have a narrow back which explains why many of my item ‘bag’ across my the back of my neck. Mind you, I can now see this in many of my rtw items too!
I’ve not worn this dress again since it’s first outing. It needs serious adjustment around the neck line and across the back where it gapes. It is something I could easily (but very fiddly and boring!) do but I’d rather start something new. Read the rest of this entry