Top 5 of 2015: Reflections

Top 5 of 2015

Time to get thoughtful and maybe a bit introspective with my top 5 reflections on my sewing over the last year.

Okay, let’s go.

1. I love sewing with knit fabric and I love wearing it even more. I am so grateful that Manfriend’s mum gave me her overlocker this year and I started sewing with stretch fabrics. It’s quicker, more comfortable to wear and easier to fit. Love.

2. I rarely give myself enough time. A lot of my sewing seems to have deadlines and as with everything else in life I always bloody procrastinate and then I’m left sewing right up until the last minute. My By Hand London Flora being a case in point. If I’d made it sooner I could have done something about the fit issues.

3. Having a sewing room is great but it does make me feel a bit shut off and unsociable. Of course the manfriend doesn’t especially care, he gets to read comics in peace or watch silly cartoons on Netflix. Though I like cartoons now (I have binge watched a lot of Archer over the Christmas break) so he doesn’t need to wait until I’m elsewhere to watch them. I think in our forever house I would like my sewing room to be downstairs.

4. I hate zips. I hate wearing things with them in and don’t particularly like sewing them. This is probably one of the main reasons I like knits so much. I’m really inflexible and struggle with doing zips up by myself, it’s an exercise in contortion and Manfriend leaves for work before I do. I cope much better with side zips so I think I have to start moving the zip to a side seam when I sew woven dresses with them in.

5. I also hate sleeves. Woven ones anyway. I’ve said before but the whole concept of “easing” is alien to me and I just can’t do non gathered sleeves, puckers all over the place. Practice practice practice I guess.

2 thoughts on “Top 5 of 2015: Reflections”

  1. Hurrah for knits! They are just so fun and sew, and so nice to wear. Sometimes I think about sewing more wovens, but then I think, “Why would I want to do that?”
    Happy new year, and have a great 2016!!!

    1. Exactly! We don’t call them secret pyjamas for nothing! I’m looking forward to branching out and trying other types of knit garments in 2016. I’m about to buy the Jalie raglan top because of your lovely versions.

      Happy new year to you too 🙂

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