I always think I'm going to sew/work faster than I do. Does that happen to you?
My dad was nice enough to bring me some Starbucks coffee yesterday morning, and I had a Panera bagel, and I was up much earlier than I might be on a Sunday. So I sat down at my machine and I said to myself. "You're going to make your Schoolhouse Tunic today." And I worked.
And it took me much longer than I had assumed. Yes, it's my first time both working from a pattern and also making clothing. But I'd read the pattern about 5 times, and its only 10 steps!
I was actually pretty pleased with my progress, and then after about an hour and a half [of almost problem-free sewing!] my machine started to get...ahem...an attitude. I was trying to top stitch the placket in the bodice, and after ripping out the stitches about 6 or 7 times due to tension and tangling issues that could not be fixed, I said "No more!" and walked away before I got even more frustrated.
I am absolutely tickled that it actually looks like the top of a shirt. It's exhilarating to know that I'mmaking something that I can wear [even if its more expensive and time consuming than just buying a shirt].
While I had planned to sew more on the shirt later in the evening [and finish it, and then link up to Sew Modern Monday with Megan...go anyways and check out everyone else!] I got totally and absolutely immersed in The Girl Who Played with Fire, which is the book after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I stayed up until 5 am because I could.not.put.it.down. If you're looking for some books to read, these are phenomenal.
And then today I've been working on my item for the Tangerine Tango challenge!
Happy Monday everyone!