Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My 2014 Sewlution

Because I didn't participate here last year, I'd like to make up for it this year.

My 2014 Sewlution: I hereby pledge to make one project from every sewing book I own.

I love to browse through sewing books for inspiration. I have several books that I love: Gertie's book, Famous Frocks and some other vintage inspired and modern sewing books. I even own two books about sewing bags. But, dear readers, i have a confession to make. I almost never make the projects featured in the books, even if I positively love them and have drooled over them many a time.

I think part of the reason is that I don't like tracing patterns. Yes, i'm that lazy! I don't make many Burda patterns because of this either btw. I hate all the coloured lines that are printed like a spiderweb across the pages. It wouldn't be the first time that I badly traced a pattern piece or forgot to trace one all together... And I hate having to add the seam allowances.
On the other hand, I really like some of the garments and other things featured in my sewing books. So I guess that this year I'll just bite the bullet and actually make some of them!

Is this just me? Do you like to make projects from books or do you just use them as inspiration?

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