21:00 hours. This is the time when I know I need to stop sewing. If I don’t stop now, I’ll carry on a bit more and a bit more, it will suddenly be hitting 10pm and I’ll be thinking of bed instead of the sofa. (I’m an early bird.) Which means I won’t have had any wind-down time, which means I’ll feel grumpy and resentful. Also, because I’m an early bird, my brain works best in the mornings. After 9pm, I know I can’t really think straight any more. Which means mistakes.
So this is my witching hour. What about you? Do you have a time of day or night that really doesn’t suit creativity? Or what time is best for you? (I love my early morning sewing!)
The dress I’ve been working on has an unusual construction. Or unusual to me, at least. All of the front section (bodice and skirt) is sewn together, all of the back section (back bodice and skirt) sewn together and then the two connected at the side seams. I’ve heard people rave about this method of construction before, but now I finally get it. If you need to adjust, you simply adjust at the side seams in one long line of sewing. Soooo much easier!
Which reminds me of a recent fascinating blog post from House of Pinheiro who wrote about how she fits. She has a genius method called Fitting Insurance. I’m not going to tell you what this is – go and check out her blog post!
Side seams. The Sewist’s friend.