May 12, 2011

KCWC - Days Three & Four

It's not that I mind the laying out and cutting part of sewing, it's just that sometimes it takes so darn long. Measure twice, cut once, so the saying goes; I'm more measure four or five times, obsess a bunch, then cut, and pray I've not forgotten to adjust consistently across all pieces. I tend to always add length (necessary in a family of tall people) and sometimes add a little width for Caitlyn (so that maybe the clothes I make for her this year will still fit next year) when cutting pattern pieces. Even though I don't think I've ever done it, I seem to be afraid that I'll put all sorts of effort into making something, only to have it turn out too small. At least if I start with pieces that are too big, I can always take in seams or cut things down. It's hard to go the other way.

Which is a very long way of saying that I'm still cutting out the pieces for the next project for KCWC. I'm still hoping that I'll be able to finish the remaining two projects I'd planned for this week, but I think my odds are getting slim. Do you think anyone will notice (or care) if I'm still at it next week?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:16 PM

    If too small pass them on to R:p She has proper reverence for handmade things and a mama who struggles to sew usable things:)