Cutting vs. Sewing
I just spent hours, broken out over two days, but hours nonetheless, cutting out the Super Secret Surprise (SSS). And I’m still not done. I still have to cut one more pattern piece and then all the interfacing. Due to fabric limitations (I bought the last bit on the bolt) and pattern piece layout necessities, I wasn’t able to print match at all at the side seams. I was even worried I wouldn’t have enough to make the SSS, but I did in the end. I have some largish scraps left, but probably not enough to do anything with. We’ll see.
But I have a confession to make…
I hate cutting. I hate how long it takes. I hate how much work it is to match prints/stripes/plaids (and for some reason, I almost always fail at it even though I work really hard at it). I hate how shifty some fabrics are. Getting the fabric to be on grain is off-putting and tedious. ’
Just get me to the sewing machine though and I’m a happy camper. But cutting? Man, I wish I could farm it out. Do you think there are people out there that actually like cutting? And would do it for pay? Do any of you like the cutting part of the sewing process?
Don’t get me wrong, I always feel a sense of pride when my print placement is awesome (i.e, no pasties). And I took intense pleasure out of the print placement for my chrysanthemum dress. That was a tough print with which to work, but once I figured out the key was to use the white space to guide my cutting instead of the large floral print, it was easy street.
So what’s your least favorite part of the sewing process? Does everyone hate cutting? Or am I the only one? And don’t you feel betrayed when you think you’re all done with the cutting and then you realize you still have to cut the interfacing??? Ugh!
Here’s to the soon ending cutting and to me happily sitting in front of my machine!