This week I have been working on a project step by step:
|Day Three's effort|
Day Two: After a day at work, traced the pattern pieces. I always trace the pattern pieces if the pattern is multi-sized. That way, if I have chosen the wrong size, at least I have a master to go back to. And tracing patterns is not my favourite activity. I also cut the pattern out in the evening - it was very simple.
Day Three: In the evening...Stabilise and sew the pockets. Tack the pocket bags in place ready for top stitching tomorrow.
Day Four: In the evening.... Top stitch pockets and sew skirt together at side seams.
Day Five: In the morning ... Overlock band, overlock hem, turn band over and stitch down, insert elastic, hem by machine. Finished. Go to work...
|A little pile of basics ready to blog about - all done bit by bit.|
This was a very simple project that only needed about three hours total. So it was easy to break down into small parts.
I've nibbled away at quite a few simple garments in this manner - it does keep the momentum up. Which makes you feel good about your progress. Which helps the motivational mojo, which in turn keeps the sewing going.
What about you - how do you keep your Sewjo going? I'm sure we are all different in our approaches to sewing - it would be lovely to know how you manage your sewing time :)