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Poll Results

2009 June 26
by elizabeth_admin

At the end of May I talked about how much I dislike doing “all the little niggling details that will finish off a garment so that it can be worn comfortably and that makes it look nicer on the inside.”  I added a poll to see how other people felt about finishing off a garment. 

Here are the results:

I love french seams and hong kong finishes and line everything I sew!

11%

I’m somewhere in the middle, not a perfectionist but not lacksadaisical either.  

78%

I use pinking shears to finish my seams and am lucky if I remember to backstitch. 

11%

 I voted “somewhere in the middle” because I really do want the finished look; I just hate doing it.  So I think most of the time I will actually do it since I do care.  However, I was surprised to see that a majority of the people who responded voted similarly.  I thought the outcome would have been a majority for the “I love French seams” option.  I find it oddly comforting that other sewists feel the same way as I do.  Now I won’t pressure myself or feel guilty if I am not perfect in my journey to learn how to sew. 

FYI:  I wore my 3 hour 20 minute skirt today to work, styled with a shrug and turquoise earrings and necklace.  I loved it.  It was extremely comfortable.  I felt great knowing I was wearing something I made and the entire outfit including shoes (but not including jewelry) cost $40.  How cool is that?!?!  My only note to self was the elastic is a little loose as I thought.  I can’t decide whether it bothers me enough to fix it or not though.  Hmmmm….

Tonight I hope to trace off Simplicity 2698.  It calls for interfacing the yoke, something I’ve never done before.  If I have enough energy, I might cut the navy cotton too, but that may be doubtful.  We’ll see.

Happy sewing!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Vivienne permalink
    June 26, 2009

    I have a couple of Kwik Sews in my “discard” pile if you want them. E-mail me and let me know.

    Cheerio,
    Vivienne

  2. Diane permalink
    June 27, 2009

    Hi,
    Can you share the location for the avocado green jersey? i’m headed for NYC tomorrow, and will make my first trip ever to the garment district…and silk jersey is on my list! ..as is Kashi’s, Mood, etc etc 🙂

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