So my aim this year is about creating a wearable, co-ordinated wardrobe – which for me, means a lot more plains in the sewing diet. However, I’ve still been hitting the prints pretty hard so far:
That was supposed to change today, by finishing off a (hopefully) wearable plain muslin for the Clover trousers. I think I was lulled into over-confidence by fellow sewists’ accounts of easy fitting, and the fact that this simple pattern sews up so fast. I even put in mock flat fell seams! And battled on despite Mr B’s ‘helpful’ comment that they looked like Super Mario trousers….
But no, I couldn’t even face picking them back off the floor to get a proper picture for you (sorry, maybe later). After the indignity of a dowager’s hump, I’ve moved on to a ‘frowning crotch’ - oh, the horror. Plus loads of space down the back of the thighs (just the back, for some reason?) and weird little wrinkles in the seams at the calves.
Perhaps it’s because I haven’t been out of the house in 4 days (sickness) but I’ve seriously lost perspective. I will, at some point, gear myself back up for Clover, and go and read the sewalong and all the brilliant trouser-fitting advice out there. But right now, I’m too grumpy to sew. Didn’t it all used to be fun? Rather than this endless fitting palava?
Please help me stop being such a miserable lump – what do you do to get out of a bad sewing mood?