Complete or kill! I had a rare sewing day yesterday and had planned to make some new trousers... but then I started to think about all the incomplete projects I’ve got hanging around and decided to ‘complete or kill’ ie finish or get rid.
I ended up finishing 7 incomplete projects which felt amazing!
I was inspired by listening to the @lovetosew.podcast with @knittingmonk talking about waste and also the deep satisfaction of craft... most of these projects took 30-45 minutes to finish but it feels fantastic to not have them sitting around waiting for attention.
1) Added buttons (and buttonholes 😬) to my #haremerejacket .
2) Finished my yellow #sewingfrankie raglan tee.
3) Mended my floral skirt
4) Added the label patch to my #morganjeans
5) Hemmed the unwanted maxi dress (to give away)
6) Competed a half done #stowebag (to give away)
7) Sewed a cushion I’d cut out from a friend’s daughter’s dress (to give to the friend).
I also chucked out a few things I’d started and have no interest in finishing.
Somewhat embarrassingly, I still have 4 projects part-done, so I’ll have another complete or kill session soon. Which possibly defeats the object as I should kill them if they aren’t complete 🙈, but anyway!
Thanks to @james_clear for the complete or kill concept.
Looking good so far 🤞 This #haremerejacket from @merchantandmills has been on my mind for so long. After seeing @didyoumakethat 's blog post "A simple guide to tailoring a coat" I knew how to proceed. Even got the weft insertion. Love that stuff. It counteracts the weird stretch this cotton-linen #naniirofabric has and gives the thin fabric more structure ✌🌈 #sewing
My #haremerejacket is complete just in time to shove it in my Quiltcon-bound suitcase! Pattern is from the @merchantandmills #merchantandmillsworkbook and the fabric is summer weight wool suiting from Italy, by way of @pacificfabrics I love this pattern; it has a really interesting lapel/neckline attachment technique, and some neat partial lining details that you can see if you swipe to the next pics. I learned a lot, having never done #hongkongseams or a lined sleeve. For those I used a tiny checked fabric from an upcycled men's shirt. Neck lining and hem binding is @lecien_fabrics #memoireaparis So happy I finally tackled this pattern! #swedelife2018finishes#swedelifeclothing#imakemyclothes#merchantandmills
It doesn't make for a great photo, but this was my weekend project and I had to share because the binding is so 💕! This is the inside facing of the #merchantandmills#haremerejacket that @entropyalwayswins inspired me to make. I found some really elegant summer-weight Italian wool suiting--maybe not the most frugal choice for my first attempt at this pattern, but I'm too impatient to make a wearable muslin. The floral binding is #memoireaparis lawn by @lecien_fabrics -- a precious gift from @martieh2007 (Martie, can you believe I'm using this inside a jacket? 😜 It was too perfect to pass up, because the wool has a faint pink stripe!). The #hongkongseams are bound in a pink check from an upcycled men's shirt, and they involved more seam-ripping than I'd care to admit. But I'm back on track, though sad to postpone further work while day job beckons.
Winter....my new winter coat finished just in time for day 8 of #bpsewvember . I love it but actually I think it is going to be more of an autumn/spring coat as it is unlined. #haremerejacket#boiledwool @bimbleandpimble
Day21 #sewphotohop (yesterday🙇🏼) I'm not a dressmaker although I dabble and I'm getting into it... dangerous because I buy enough fabric as it is... 😂 but my go to patterns are #merchantandmills such lovely shapes, clear instructions wonderful inspiration 🤗🤗 my next pattern I'd like to try is the #thelandgate in oilskin but need a bit more courage ✂️📐✂️📐✂️ #sewing#dressmaking#fabric#ilovetosew
In a state of shock to have successfully made this.
My #haremerejacket from the @merchantandmills workbook.
Just needs hemming and some buttons then it's done.
I'm bloody delighted with it.
P.S don't you hate it when you finish a project and the lights too rubbish to take a decent picture
Taking it up a notch...
I'm not going to lie...im a little terrified to start but if making the beards waistcoat taught me anything it's that I can become a competent sewist