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Confession time

2009 September 10
by elizabeth_admin

B5314

Remember when I said that I had a lesson with Thea on Wednesday and that I would be starting the muslin for Butterick 5314?  Yeah, I remember that too.  Well, Thea ended up not coming that day (we had a scheduling  miscommunication), and, even though Jack went to bed nicely and by 7:30pm, I didn’t work on the dress.  I procrastinated instead.  Do you know how I know that I procrastinated?  I did the dishes.  I hate housework.  The fact that I willingly did the dishes when I could have spent quality time on my dress is proof that I was indeed procrastinating. 

I’ve been wondering why I am avoiding my newly beloved craft and realized it was the project itself that was causing me to turn to housework.  Butterick 5314 is a “don’t make one mistake” woven fabric pattern, not a forgiving “don’t worry, I’ll hide all your mistakes” knit pattern.  I’m scared I’m going to screw it up with wonky seams and/or clumsy finishing and that it will look at best: “loving hands at home” or at worst: an unwearable wadder.  Is unwearable wadder an oxymoron?

And let’s not even mention the trench sew along.  Ooops, just did.  Why did I think I could make a complicated thing like a trench coat? 

I’m having a crisis of faith here folks.  I hope I get out of this cycle of negativity soon.

Did you watch Project Runway tonight?  Did you like the suit that won???  I thought it had shoddy workmanship (remember the back?).  I can’t believe it won.  I did agree that Qristal should go home though. 

I hope someone is having a happy sewing day.  Carolyn?

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Lucy permalink
    September 11, 2009

    I actually prefer wovens to knits. I don’t seem to have got the hang of stitching stretchy fabrics without snagging the machine every few goes, and there’s so much more control with a woven!

    That said, I don’t have an overlocker…

  2. September 11, 2009

    I actually prefer wovens to knits too, even after getting the coverstitch.

    You’re just not feeling this particular project right now. Put it aside and work on something that you are feeling – where do you think UFOs come from, anyway? To officially get into the sewing world, you need a respectable stash and a few embarrassing UFOs that you will someday pick up, finish off and wonder why you ignored for 5 years.

    I watched Runway. The idea of the suit was okay, but I wasn’t thrilled with the workmanship either. That being said, I agree each week with who gets auf’d, just not always with who wins.

  3. September 13, 2009

    Hi Elizabeth! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and estore! I did respond to your email, but I wasn’t sure if my message may have ended up in your spam folder or not.
    Oh, and I get projects like that too – ones that I find myself doing household chores just to avoid sewing. If it’s really bad, I start a new project just to get myself back in the sewing room. And you need a wadder once in a while, just so you can relate to the rest of us! 😉
    Take care,
    Gwen

  4. September 14, 2009

    I’ve never done woven knits also but it seems that each step in sewing which I fretted about seemed like it was no big deal when I finally did it. So breathe and take it a step at a time. On another note, I just bought this pattern so I can’t wait to see yours since I may be sewing it too in the near future.

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