Friday, July 08, 2011
I do a lot of S**t Sewing. Actually, the older I get, the more I do it, which is pretty much the opposite of what you'd expect. Unless it's a super fancy dress, I tend to put the sewing pedal to the floor and simply, "sew through it." Sometimes that's a bad strategy, as in the Cynthia Rowley dress, which would have benefitted from some more thoughtful work. Other times it works surprisingly well.
I really wanted a Breton top for my trip to LA. This is from a TNT Burda WOF pattern, it took about an hour to make, and despite the fact that it's made with all the classic S**t Sewing techniques; poor markings, shoddy pattern matching, eye-balling of all hems and facings, I think it works.
Do you do s**t sewing? Should it be a new "level" category on PatternReview?