This week I did something just for me. On Monday, I started a new project. Not for my business. Not for my kids. Not for a friend.
Selfish, I admit, it is. There are, however, benefits to this kind of focus. I was excited to sew something, anything I desired. New skills were acquired (bust darts) and shaky techniques (bias tape binding, serging with my new serger) got extra practice in a no pressure/time crunch free setting.
I present the Summer Blouse, from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. Overall I am happy with it and will probably even wear it outside the estate. Following a pattern is not my strong suit; most of what I make for Brown Bird Green String are my original ideas and patterns and process. Having to follow another person’s idea of what something should be, another’s plan, is a stretch at times, a well as an ease or comfort at others. This pattern was very easy to follow. Having sewn the Trapeze Dress from this book, I was confident in making a size medium.
Perhaps it will look more relaxed after I wash it and don’t press it, as ironing clothing is not something I do, aside from when sewing garments. The neck is also a bit high in the front when buttoned up. On a side note, the last three garments I have sewn from patterns are all green. Who knows, maybe I will get all crazy and sew something red or purple next week? Since yes, Mondays are now my day. Myself Mondays. Join me, won’t you?