On hobbies. Particularly, sewing.3/07/2015 03:11:00 pm
I love sewing, mainly because my ego gets really inflated when someone compliments me on my outfit and I'm like, "oh... this, yah, I made it...no big deal", and then the person is incredibly impressed at my amazing skills and general awesomeness. Like I said, no big deal.
I can identify a number of major factors in the demise:
- Every time I would sew something, I would follow the pattern measurements to a tee, and so if the pattern said I was a 18, I would cut am 18, vanity sizing be damned. Every single damn thing I made was too big. You know what, fuck vogue and McCall patterns, their sizing is a lie. Don't trust the measurements! *
- I am lazy. And I procrastinate. It's hard to justify sewing on the weekend when you have a 5000 word essay to write from scratch due on Monday.
- I was getting progressively fatter, and I didn't want the sizing to be an actual accurate reflection....
- Sometimes you just have to spend the weekend watching a season of Friday night lights or the west wing.
- Mental health greatly impacts upon my ability to get out of bed on the weekend. And it's hard to sew from underneath a blanket.
- Clutter. Fuck loads of it. I need someone to come to my house and throw things out. All of the things.
Also, I always take shortcuts when I'm sewing and so made the darts in the shirt too deep. Consequently, it still doesn't fit because now it's too small. It's slippery fabric, so I figure it will be easier to loose 2 more kg than unpick it and start again.
I have some time to burn this weekend, and some readings I need to be doing, so...Behold, I made cover for my Janome DC2050. It's the most popular entry level Janome model, apparently. One of the ways they make it affordable is to not include a cover...
patterned tea towels from Bed Bath n Table. They have so many great patterns, and at easter, their range of rabbit themed napery is so vast it is almost overwhelming. You can use all of those adorable rabbit-themed pieces of fabric to sew rabbit-themed assorted fantastic objects. Some of the tea towels are pre-embroidered, so if you sew something using the decorated bit (see above, and below), it will appear that you are especially skilled and crafty.
*I found out today, from the internets, that for American patterns such as Vogue and McCalls, you are supposed to use the upper bust measurement. My mind is blown, and I wish someone had told me that four years ago.