At the end of May I talked about how much I dislike doing “all the little niggling details that will finish off a garment so that it can be worn comfortably and that makes it look nicer on the inside.” I added a poll to see how other people felt about finishing off a garment.
Here are the results:
I love french seams and hong kong finishes and line everything I sew!
I’m somewhere in the middle, not a perfectionist but not lacksadaisical either.
I use pinking shears to finish my seams and am lucky if I remember to backstitch.
I voted “somewhere in the middle” because I really do want the finished look; I just hate doing it. So I think most of the time I will actually do it since I do care. However, I was surprised to see that a majority of the people who responded voted similarly. I thought the outcome would have been a majority for the “I love French seams” option. I find it oddly comforting that other sewists feel the same way as I do. Now I won’t pressure myself or feel guilty if I am not perfect in my journey to learn how to sew.
FYI: I wore my 3 hour 20 minute skirt today to work, styled with a shrug and turquoise earrings and necklace. I loved it. It was extremely comfortable. I felt great knowing I was wearing something I made and the entire outfit including shoes (but not including jewelry) cost $40. How cool is that?!?! My only note to self was the elastic is a little loose as I thought. I can’t decide whether it bothers me enough to fix it or not though. Hmmmm….
Tonight I hope to trace off Simplicity 2698. It calls for interfacing the yoke, something I’ve never done before. If I have enough energy, I might cut the navy cotton too, but that may be doubtful. We’ll see.