It just isn’t working…Posted: March 4, 2016
I have tried to make the orange project appealing – honest I have. Oh my, how I have tried. But I just don’t like it.
I made the pattern, I even did a muslin. I fiddled with the pattern, re-jigged a couple of things I thought would make it work, even got as far as putting the pattern onto the fabric. It was going to be a tight fit but as long as I went without sleeves it did fit.
I went and had a cup of tea and considered my position – and eventually decided if I made this I would be wasting time and fabric as I really don’t think I would wear it (maybe because it wont have sleeves). So despite having the pattern all sorted I am calling time on this project. Moving on. Putting it behind me. Carry on with this theme as long as you like – I wont mind.
At the moment I have no idea what I will make next but I am going to tidy the mess in my cutting room (a small trees worth of paper scraps and bits of fabric). Maybe the tidy environment will make me clearer of brain. I am going to have a relaxing night with a very large glass of red and forget all about sewing for now.
Not all bad news though! During my fiddling time I decided to make a neck pillow which I saw on Sues ‘Fadanista‘ blog, which she had found on a site called Sew4Home. It looked excellent. Just the thing for reading in bed thought I. Didn’t take long, or take very much fabric (leftovers from my curtains – sshh! don’t tell anyone I made curtains!). The Management was a little baffled when I showed him and took it off me to try. I haven’t had that one back – he took it off to bed eventually looking a little like Linus from the Peanuts cartoon. Needless to say I made my own PDQ.
If you have an hour (probably less) to make one of these your head and neck will thank you for it. I love mine to bits and will probably be making more as gifts for people whom I know would benefit from one.