McCalls 7193

Hi Everyone

It has been another of those weeks where I feel like I’ve been running around like a mad woman but I don’t seem to have achieved a lot.  Where does the time go?  With it being Easter I’ve had the week off from work and yet the more spare time I have to myself the more things randomly appear to fill it up.  Does anyone else find the same thing happens to them?

On the plus side I did eventually manage to complete a top from another new pattern, McCalls 7193 (new for me, not necessarily newly released).

This is a fairly photo heavy post.

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My new top – a bit meh!

Hello Lovelies

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working really hard on a new pattern, two muslins, lots of fitting adjustments, beautiful Liberty tana lawn and the final garment is meh.  Although it is perfectly wearable I’m just not happy with the finished result and it has really knocked my sewing mojo.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels disappointed when something that you’ve poured my heart and soul into just doesn’t turn out as well as you expected.  I am struggling to get the confidence back to try another new pattern as it takes so much work to get a good fit and yes, I have a number of T&T patterns now in my array but there is something about wanting to keep learning, improving my skills and of course playing with new shinies (patterns).  Can I ask how you deal with the disappointment when a garment you have worked so hard on doesn’t turn out how you envisaged?

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My first garments as a returnee sewer

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I wasn’t really sure whether to blog about the following two blouses and the longer I’ve left it the more I’ve debated shelving the post and moving onto more recent makes.  The reason for my dilemma is that I made these blouses all the way back last summer so it feels like a bit of a cheat writing about them now, almost 7 months later.   Not only that, but the lilac blouse was the very first garment I made when I returned to sewing last year after a 30 year break.  Even though I had sewn a lot in the past, such a long break meant that I was pretty much a newbie, I could remember almost nothing about sewing or how to put a garment together.  Having said that, now I look at the photos (and the blouse) I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.

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