Sunday, September 04, 2016

30 minutes a day

I signed up for Star's 30 minutes a day sewing related time.  I think I have been hitting that target.  I am still working on McCall's 6124 pattern.  I have added the sleeves and attached the front band. What's left to do is attached collar stand and collar, button holes and buttons, hemming.

I have had to sew intermittently because I have pulled a muscle in my lower back so sitting makes it worse, standing and walking helps.  The dress has required lots of fitting adjustments made while sewing it.  This is one of those projects that is taking longer to sew and I start losing interest in.

This is how the dress looked when I stopped sewing last night

Since then I have folded the front bands and stitched.  Getting ready to sew the 5/8 inch hem.

More later!

10 comments:

  1. 30 minutes! time to get coffee and find my project! Nonetheless, interesting challenge!

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    1. I am not hitting that 30 minutes a day challenge. I guess if you add up the 2 hours or more when I did sew this weekend, I made it!

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  2. I like the idea of having a small and achievable block of time to sew every day. I don't have much energy lately so I tend to sit and read blogs and shop fabric for hours. But I could do 30 minutes even on a bad day. And I know once you get started, it's much easier to go on.

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    1. It seems easier to say than do. We are in "budget" season at work and this consumes me for weeks. By the time I get home from work, I have not energy for 10 minutes of sewing related time much less even 30.

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  3. 30 minutes a day is going to work with your sore back - which I hope gets better very soon. Some projects are like this dress - uninspired sewing is no fun, but you will soon get there.

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    1. My back is much improved; work is consuming my time so 30 minutes is not getting done. I am almost finished with the dress pattern though.

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  4. So sorry to hear about your back. Pain is distracting and so annoying to deal with and I hope you feel better soon. Does moving stuff around my sewing room count in the 30 minutes?:-)

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    1. Jane, pain is distracting and annoying. My back is much better now and I did get some sewing in this weekend.

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  5. 30 minutes a day is a good idea - but I'm glad I didn't sign up because I would have failed miserably the first couple of days of September! I'm trying to do at least a little each day now though.

    I'm sorry to hear about your back - makes everything so much more uncomfortable when you have to adjust for pain all the time :( Hope you're starting to feel better.

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    1. Sorry for late response and thank you for commenting. I failed the 30 minutes a day. I started off pretty good, but work life got in the way. My back is better, just have to remember to bend differently.

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