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Kwik Sew 4172

I haven’t blogged in a long time. The truth is it just hasn’t seemed worth the effort. I never get to use the computer without children crawling on me anymore. But this pattern I do want to make some notes for myself and also for others to read about in case they want to attempt this pattern themselves. This red rayon is very thin. My serger certainly doesn’t like it.it’s also much more shifty than most rayons I’ve sewn with.  I am very glad that the skirt is so full as the fabric is so thin. On all these dresses I sewed almost every seam with a triple stitch,  or a stretch stitch because it was just so shifty the last thing I wanted was for the fabric to stretch a bit and the seams to snap.

What a ridiculous amount of time I spent making the straps.  I won’t do that again. Next time I will cheat and use wide satin ribbon. In fact, that’s what I will do when I make the denim and pearls dress in July.  🎀

The pattern calls for a centre seem down the front and a seam down the middle of the back. I’m sure this is so the hem line isn’t all wonky. But with this red Rayon the hemline is completely wonky anyway….so I think the next time I make this pattern I will cheat and lay the Centre front on a fold. 2 less seams to sew and serge…A week is not long enough to make a dress. Not with 4 kids. I’m a full time mum. That’s just how it is. No one forced the deadline on me. I chose it. When will I ever learn? I seem to do this to myself about every 5 years or so….



At 41 years of age, I should know better

As a mother of four, I should know better. As much as sewing is my absolute favorite thing to do, it is not a priority. Nothing else in my life can be set aside to complete projects. So why do I continue to do this to myself and sew projects that have deadlines?

The birthday present that was supposed to be done for today is not even started. The Halloween shirts for my baby girl are not completed and today is the 24th and Halloween is a week away. The one project I promised I would sew for my 9 yr old for all of October is not even started. I would like to sew 24 7 from now till the 31st, but the reality is I can sew Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon.  You would think I would learn but I probably never will. How do you manage to get your sewing projects done that have deadlines?