Sunday, February 20, 2011

Update From the Madhouse

I need a sewing buddy, someone who can commiserate with me when I suddenly realize that I should have sewed on the patch pockets before sewing the bodice darts in the infamous pink checked dress. My confidence in the pattern instructions is now shaken because they told me to do the darts first. And now I notice that they don't call for interfacing along the front opening where the buttonholes will be. And no interfacing on the collar. Was that negligence on their part, or a deliberate decision? A bug or a feature?

I try to think back to the last time I made dresses for the granddaughters. My middle-aged memory seems to have gone on holiday. To interface or not to interface: that is the question. I hate improvisation when sewing clothes. That's because I don't have the same confidence as I do when I'm quilting.

I need a sewing buddy who knows more than I do -- someone who, after a quick judicial glance, can tell me what I really need to do so that I won't sit around dithering. Well, this is why I like to have so many projects going at the same time. Time to leave off with the pink dress for a bit and get back to work on the Heirloom Blouse.

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

I may fall into your criteria as a sewing buddy. :) Will send you an email with more information!