But you know that feeling you get when you start a project you think is going to be a failure? Well, I had it. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I don’t really like cowl necks but I couldn’t be bothered to change that, and as soon as I entered the fabric shop, I had a call from my sister in crisis and texts from my daughter so I couldn’t really concentrate and forget to get some fabric to make a toile. So I proceeded without a mock up, rushed, cut corners. Facing – no, I’m not going to do that. Bias strip – no, I won’t do that either. Twin sewing machine needle – never mind, I haven’t got one. Instructions – a bit complicated, I’ll do it the way I think. Top looks a bit baggy for my liking – I’ll take a bit off the side seams and fit it to the wait – without measuring, just judging and hoping both sides turn out the same. My heart wasn’t in it.
But I wanted to try a Burda pattern so I just kept going like a woman on a mission to reach the finishing line before bedtime.
And, surprise, surprise – I’m rather pleased with the result of all this botching. I might actually wear it.
And I will definitely make another garment from this month’s magazine, but I promise I will take more care on the next one.