Pencil It In

I’ve been sewing up a storm lately. It’s an activity I enjoy, so there’s not a lot to complain about except one detail – it’s all for other people.

I’m so grateful to have friends who trust me with altering/ fixing a loved garment or to help add decor to their homes, but I was longing to get some me time in.

So this weekend I decided to take a selfish. (If you’re not familiar with that phrase then you’re not watching Schitt’s Creek, and I urge you to remedy that immediately).

Some of you may remember this project I had on the brain. Well, it was time to make it happen.

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I learned a lot from this project, especially since I added a lining that the pattern didn’t call for, but this was wool and that is itchy on the skin. I needed a barrier.

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The details came together nicely, although the darts could use a little extra iron love. I was worried about over pressing the material and may have held back, and easy detail to fix.

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I’m most pleased with my pattern matching, look at those continuous lines!!

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It feels great to do something for me, especially when the results are this satisfying. I’m fully endorsing taking a selfish, even if it’s just once and a while.

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