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No more sewing for me.

Catllar

No more sewing for me.
« on: July 12, 2019, 20:02:49 PM »
I've decided today not to sew anything else for me. :\

 I never, ever like the results. I'm happy as larry making stuff for clients but never satisfied for me. Today I put on variously, a pair of palazzo pants - yuk , then I tried a SA top I finished yesterday - double yuk. Into charity bag. On went bought dress - very happy.
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Roger

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 22:35:36 PM »
thats a shame, but then I never sew for myself either :) but I do enjoy a good sew :) and giving something that ive actually finished to someone (not a child) who appreciates it :)
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Marniesews

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 00:21:45 AM »
It wouldn't surprise me if I get there myself @Catllar . I certainly made nothing for myself before I lost weight.

Now I fit into rtw so much more easily I keep thinking I should try again but the top I started last autumn is still partly sewn in the drawer. It was a Silhouette Patterns top and I 'guessed' the size (which is kind of her recommended technique for stretch fabrics) and it was too tight across the bust so I was in the process of adjusting the pattern to recut the front when I needed to be sewing dance dresses again. It's still neatly folded in a bag with all the pattern pieces and pattern envelope... :[

I think it's just so much easier to make adjustments when you can see, manipulate and pin the toile on another body so I wonder if I'll ever do anything other than very loosely fitted garments for me.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Lachica

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 08:09:53 AM »
@Catllar that's a shame when you're so talented when sewing for others. Is it because you don't have tried & tested patterns that you know fit? Often we have a vision in our heads of how we want something to look, and when made it doesn't meet that vision - but others would say it looks/fits fine.
Mary
2019 stash used so far: about 10m stash added:5m

snoozi soozi

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 12:04:28 PM »
It is a shame but I understand how you're thinking. I've got a shed load of patterns but more often than not I go back to the same ones as I know they'll fit. Two trouser patterns, five top patterns, one dress pattern, one fave jacket pattern. Quite dull really  :(
👓 changing the world, one stitch at a time

Catllar

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 13:46:34 PM »
T and Ts in woven? Not so much apart from my flamenco frocks but I don't want to walk around all the time looking like Carmen Miranda! and they are such a tight and unforgiving fit, not exactly every day clothing!

Knit fabrics work fine and I'm quite a fan of Love Notions Patterns, but it's once I get back to woven it all tends to go a bit Pete Tong. I'm a sucker for pretty fabrics but  am a bit of a quick and dirty for myself ( sewing, sewing!!) Knits suit this character, woven demand more time and care and honestly life is too short ( until the next bit of pretty falls in my basket) :sew:

I'm glad I'm not alone in this and I won't get drummed out for failure to comply! have a great weekend - I'm off to sit in the pool with a cold drink.

« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 13:52:29 PM by Catllar »
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Catllar

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2019, 19:48:07 PM »
Err, well that resolution lasted a long time didn't it? :o DIdn't even last a month!

 I'm making a navy and white spotty crepe top from Love Notions - think it's the Harmony - just found the fabric lurking in a drawer. So far so good, taking my time. As  usual, I'm not doing it as per the pattern which calls for a bound neck and the back neck  opening has a self facing so I've cut a facing that deals with both issues.
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

blackcat001

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2019, 15:19:44 PM »
Err, well that resolution lasted a long time didn't it? :o DIdn't even last a month!



Glad to hear it! I hope you love what you make!

Sewbusy

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2019, 22:46:50 PM »
@Catllar  So what's wrong with walking around looking like Carmen Miranda? lol

I had a lovely vision, this brought back memories from my childhood, the only song of hers that I remember well.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBsf8DdRwpI

Catllar

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2019, 09:04:51 AM »
She's wonderful, isn't she? That is SO me when I do the shopping!

Just to add I do think I've actually made something I might wear!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Ohsewsimple

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2019, 10:28:58 AM »
Complete with hat I hope @Catllar.   

Catllar

Re: No more sewing for me.
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2019, 10:33:56 AM »
But of course - you can never have too much fabulous can you!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !