LaineeMakes does SewPhotoHop2018: Weeks three and four

I started off thinking I wouldn’t be able to post every day of September, and I surprised myself by making through nearly three weeks. However, I did have a holiday in the middle and also I went back to work at the beginning of September so I didn’t make it to the end.  I’m combining the last posts in this one summary blog post.

Day 15: Ugliest fabric: this one made me think hard. There have been makes that haven’t worked but usually due to fit problems. Now don’t get me wrong, I make lots of mistakes. However, I think I learn something from them all. Every fabric languishing in my stash is still loved even if I never make anything with it. Each one still has something that made me choose it, as witnessed by my inability to get rid of them when I try to destash. Equally, I’ve got UFOs which I may never complete for a variety of reasons but they all started with a dream and promised to become something lovely. Misjudgements, better for someone else, maybe, but I can’t write them off as ugly.

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Day 16: Sewcial: This one made me squirm a bit as I don’t have any IRL sewing friends but I’m really happy about the lovely people I’ve connected with via IG.

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Sewcialise: I love my InstaSewing Friends

Day 17: Fitting SOS: This year I decided to finally learn pattern drafting as I think achieving a good fit is the final frontier with my sewing. I’m trying a few methods including Ralph Pink’s system and Angela Kane who I found on YouTube.

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Day 18: Loungewear – it’s not something I’ve been into before as most of my patterns were more workwear or formal dresses. I was lucky enough to do two reviews this year via Minerva Crafts one for a fabric and one for a pattern book and both of these yielded some loungewear.

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Day 19: Knowledge hub I’ve shared this pic before,  I’m a real bookworm and I love going back to my old books to look up tips and techniques, but of course I also use the internet loads. I bet i’m not the only one who starts out looking up a tip but then ends up spending hours browsing a beautiful book or bingeing on every YouTube video of that technique.

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Day 20 and 22: Handmade on Holiday and What I’m wearing! You can see more about this coverstitch novice story here

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Dirty mirror-selfie

Day 30 While I sew; Other hobbies and Whats’s next? – I definitely flagged at the end of this challenge. Although I made it through nearly three weeks without missing a day, finally the fact that I was back at work and also threw in a weekend away meant I just did not have time to do full posts. Anyway, I summarised and picked the posts I could fulfil.

While I sew – I like to have silence mostly. I used to believe in multitasking but I find nowadays if I try to do all the thing, I don’t do anything well. I cannot watch TV – how does that work anyway? If I put on music I end up singing along or even dancing. I tried podcasts but again I get so into what is being said I forget what I’m supposed to be doing with my hands. So I need to concentrate. Other hobbies was a must to complete because I have lots of them. Knitting, writing, reading, painting and drawing for quiet times. I’m also a keen photographer and bird watcher and I love walking in the countryside. The thing that consumes me most, however, is travelling. With my OH we have visited 49 countries and counting.

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Finally, what’s next? This challenge  came on the heels of #braugust so I’m going to rewind now and see if I can complete my first bra.

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Bras to be…

Now let’s get on with it!

See you soon!

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About LaineeMakes

I'm a teacher, a lifelong learner, a traveller, a maker, an adventurer and a 'want to do more' kind of gal.

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