Folkwear blouse trial construction

Got a lot done today.

I was able to work on the Folkwear pattern for a good deal of the afternoon and into the night. Right now it’s just a trial garment so that I am not so intimidated by the thought of messing up nice fabric that I don’t work on it at all.

Hopefully after I’ve done this, I’ll know what I’m actually supposed to do the second time around. And I’ll have one more thing to wear around the house. ;D I’ve been writing down working notes in my sewing notebook, so that should help me next time.

I’ve gotten to the part where I’m supposed to baste the interfacing into the collar, but haven’t done that yet, and sewing in bed doesn’t sound like a good idea. I’ve been up for a long time; I should probably get some rest and start fresh tomorrow.

I think I may sew more in the future. Having a project to direct my waking attention to helps me to not go back to bed in the middle of the day. And it keeps me from being bored. Along with my music, it very effectively helps me feel that I’m doing something constructive, and, at least, distracts me from the low-level depression I’ve been feeling lately. That’s if it doesn’t actually alleviate it.

And I’m gaining a skill! Some method of garment construction that isn’t dependent on yarn. And gets me back to working with needles, which I’m familiar with from the beadwork and that one class I took.

Speaking of which, I should probably go back and practice my handsewing stitches, see if I lost any of them. I have enough scrap fabric now to do this.

For now I should get some rest.

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