LemonCartoon girl with illnessI don’t know whether today is a bonus or a boo-day [I’m being polite here, I would  normally mention that part of my anatomy I sit-upon]. I think I am finally succumbing to the dreaded lurgy that the rest of the family have had [twice!!]. I woke up feeling lousy and after seeing to the dog, cat and chickens I had my breakfast and crawled back into bed with 2 Anadin and a hot cup of tea. Being the obsessive  industrious kind of person I am, after feeling sorry for myself for two minutes [actually a bit longer than that because I had thought I’d dodged the bullet!] I thought I would browse sewing channels and other blogs.  Within minutes I had bought a couple of books from Amazon and signed up for another year with Angela Kane [excellent value – go check her out on You-tube].

After a cursory nod at resting for another half an hour or so and more tea, I thought I would get on with a few hand sewing jobs sitting up in bed. I can’t face the sewing machine, that’s how I know I’m sick. A couple of the blouses I first made totally on the sewing machine had problems for me with the front facings not sitting neat and flat whilst wearing them. When off, the collar and facings looked absolutely normal and flat. If I had put on the collar by hand and hand-finished the facings I would have no problem, so what was I doing on the machine that was different? The only way I could tell was to unpick the collar and facings, re-do them by hand and see the difference. I do tend to take it personally when fabric doesn’t do as I tell it! It didn’t take long to see that a very small difference in the placement of the collar/facings when machining, made all the difference to how it behaved when worn. So obviously more attention to detail is needed. I am now going to check all the blouses I’ve made to see if these two blouses are the norm or just aberrations, but not today – maybe tomorrow – or the day after – perhaps. I need more tea.

images; Wikipedia & cutcaster.com via Google

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  1. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

    • lifeaworkinprogress.com says:

      Thanks, I don’t think it is as bad as the others have had, but hey, when you get a chance to have time out – make lemonade!

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