Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Week 13: Review and Relax


sneak peek of the finished top

I know I just kind of fell of the edge of the blogging world last week, but I was a good little worker bee! I did finish my entire outfit for the Bridal shower. Just in time. Literally. I was finishing the last stitches of the bow in my bra and skivvies Sunday morning right before I put it on to leave! These past couple of days I have been trying to wade through the mass amount of thread and scraps on my sewing room floor. I need to tidy up the room a bit and get reorganized.

So this week will be about clean up, assessing what I learned and show and tell for you guys. There were a slew of new techniques and new fabrics that I worked with and I really like of how each piece came out, with a few minor issues.

I am hoping to take pictures tomorrow so you can see what took me so long last week. Although, I have come to the conclusion that I am cautious and slow when it comes to construction. This might be due to what I mentioned above, new techniques and new fabrics. Whatever the reason was, it took me much longer to complete this skirt and blouse. But they are done and I am proud of almost all of it.

Do you also underestimate how long a project will take? Do you find yourself realizing too late that there is a lot more to do before a project is done? Is this when the weepy mess happens ;)

By the way, this whole outfit was made tear free! That is two projects in a row! Woohoo!

Tomorrow I will take proper photos and then I will give you the big reveal :)

8 comments:

  1. That top looks so sweet. Can't wait for photos. Sewing takes time and patience, so you're doing a great job!! I'm not...:((

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    1. Thanks so much Evelyne!!! I am working on photos tomorrow! As for patience, sewing must be the only area in my life that I have it, haha!! :)

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  2. Oh, this looks like it turned out beautifully! I'm with you-- everything always takes me way longer than I estimate it will. I've finally stopped doing last-minute projects because I never finish them on time and I always end up stressed out and crying!

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    1. I know, right?!?! One of my goals for 2013 is to not have any more crying sessions due to sewing! You should join me in this goal ;)

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  3. Seems like I. Either find myself sewing a lot and rushing to catch up the blog, or blogging- not getting any sewing done. If only we could all have paparazzi...

    I can't wait to see it!

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    1. If we had paparazzi then all the photos would be done already!!! Of course, they would probably be less-than-flattering pictures, right? Hah! Trade one problem in for the next! ;)

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  4. Congratulations on getting it done in time! I think sewing on a deadline virtually guarantees an appearance of Murphy's Law, at least when I sew haha. The picture looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see the full reveal!

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    1. Surprising there were only a few things that didn't turn out the way I wanted, but no major disasters! I didn't sew the sleeve on backwards, which I have done before! Nor did I cut through the fabric as I trimmed threads, also something I have done!! :)

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