The worst part of sewing for me is the cutting – not just the pattern, but the fabric too. I spent the better part of the afternoon yesterday doing just that, cutting.
It took a bit longer than expected, too. Why? I decided I was going to try to conserve fabric by doing my own layout and not following the directions. This meant, lots of multiple pinnings (I didn’t fold my fabric in many places as recommended and did a single layout – remembering to flip over my pattern for those that had to be cut out twice, or let’s hope I did). I believe that I’ve saved some fabric – not enough to make a top, but just enough to use as ‘accent’ pieces (maybe a neckline binding, waistband, etc.). Now comes the best part – sewing it up!
In other news, it appears that we have sold our house, again. We are crossing our fingers (and toes) that it works out this time around!