Looking at what my model is wearing I’m hit with déja vu. The pattern is different as is the fabric but the same feeling is there. The feeling that I’ve rushed hrough this project and done a terrible job. Also, the feeling of “I fucking hate the fabric.”
Months back I started sewing this blouse from Burda. I didn’t have my walking foot and the fabric was being tricky, so I left it for a while. By the time I returned I realised that this would never be up to my standard and that I would never actually wear that fabric. So, it went into that pile.
More recently while out fabric shopping I fould some lovey, soft cheap floral fabric. “I don’t have any floral fabrc, and this is so lovely I should get some” I said to myself. I was even at the same market. Dear reader the writing was on the wall. I rushed though this, altering the pattern and taking shortcuts. The result could be a wearable toile, except I remember why I don’t buy florals: because I don’t wear them.
Maybe this is because it’s winter and come spring when florals are back in fashion again (Flowers for spring? Revolutionary) I’ll feel different. But until then, that pile has a new addition.
Does anyone else do this, get swayed by pretty fabric only to remember too late that they don’t even like florals/stripes/dancing elephants etc?