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Projects in progress, loving hands at home and why I need a good cry

I started and almost finished two projects – the tank top and the pants. Cut the tube top (after drafting my own pattern). But what frustrates me is I didn’t read or understand clearly the instructions on the tank top, and yet I forged ahead, and got the stuff wrong, which made the finishing not exactly how it should be (not bad, but more loving hands at home than I’d like). I’m just mad at that. Mad at myself. Frustrated. Tired.

I’m working hard at it – signed up for ASG stuff, picked out some topstitching, hoping to fix the finish so it’s better. But it just makes me mad and I want to redo the whole thing. It doesn’t look BAD, just not polished. Sigh. I’m so mad at myself right now about it.

I put away the table, I am not sewing tonight. I’m on the verge of tears, knowing it’s not the sewing, it’s the entire weekend piled up on top of me.

But I am glad of one thing – that I’m focusing on casual wear with my sewing. It’s less pressure. And that’s OK with me. Casualwear and handbags. And I will get better, I just need to read closer, slow down and not feel so pressured to sew fast. Sewing slower in shorter intervals is actually better.

What specifically can I do? First, read all the instructions. Read them again. And take my time. I feel under a lot of pressure. I need to talk with G. about more time, but less contiguous and less pressure because of the space. I know he hates the guest room idea, maybe he can agree to the living room idea.

Sigh. I have such high hopes for this casualwear outfit.  Then the other thing that’s bugging me is here I am making a drawstring waist pant. Yeaaah, I know. But then I remind myself, look, you need a good beachy pant for summer, who cares what Stacy & Clinton think. It’s RESORT WEAR.

Darn it, I’m just mad right now. I should not be mad.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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