Determination or Dogged Pursuit of Perfection?
People, I now have a brand new collar and stand attached to my shirt. You know what that means right? Yep, my seam ripper was my best friend today. I cut out a new collar and stand as well as new cuffs (third set, not that I’m counting). I used a different interfacing this time around, the Pro-Weft from Pam Erny’s on-line store, Fashion Sewing Supply, and it has made all the difference. My collar has body, but doesn’t stand at attention all on its own. I took my time with sewing the collar onto my shirt. I even ripped out some stitches I didn’t like and re-top-stitched.
But I am starting to get a little worried here.
I am have been working on this shirt for 5 days now. Almost non-stop while battling a vicious cold that has grabbed hold of my lungs. I am beginning to wonder if I might have a little addiction to perfectionism or maybe I have some sort of psychopathic need to not let this shirt become a “muslin“. It goes far beyond just not wanting to waste the red linen fabric on a muslin, although I do love it. It’s more of a “I’m-not-going-to-let-this-bastard-get-the-best-of-me” kind of thing. I am taking a certain obscene pleasure out of my new collar, not because it’s a nice one (it is), but because I won.
I am competing against a shirt, people! Who does that???
Have I gone off the sewing deep end? Do any of you become obsessed with a project like this where you can’t let it go to Wadderland or Muslinville? Where you refuse to give in past all sense of decency?
Or is it just me?
Happy obsessive sewing everyone!