Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sew That I May Rip

Recently it feels like my sewing is full of starts, stops, and rips. Take this Now shirt made from a recycled linen shirt:

It was fun to make but I was not happy with it. So I added sashiko, also fun. But then I wore it. Those side panels created a decidedly unattractive silhouette. And then there was that chest pocket. I put my phone in there and immediately removed it. 

Changes are a bit subtle, hey?
So I went to work on it, first removing the ugly side panels. That improved it a great deal, so I moved the pocket too. Now I'm wearing it, but it was not a terribly satisfying make. On the bright side, it is very light weight and soft, great for our hot steamy weather.

And I will use this pocket.

Then I started a rather complicated jacket, the All About Details from Cutting Line Designs. My initial efforts stimulated a creativity sink hole. This was due entirely to mistakes I made. I think I've rounded the corner on that piece and hope to blog about it soon.

Meanwhile a little slow sewing:

I hope that your July sewing is satisfying and stimulating, in a good way.


  1. LOL, sometimes we just have to have re-do's. It is amazing what you learn from them and then apply down the road though. Can't wait to see the jacket!

  2. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who "fiddles" with things because they aren't quite right the first time around.