Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I Made Pearl a Shirt and it was Not Cool

 People say this to me all the time...
"I bet you make a lot of clothes for your kids."
They assume that because I am a designer and know how to sew pretty well.  The truth is, this is the first garment I have made for Pearl.  It reminded me why I don't often take on new home sewing projects.  I had fun making the pattern which is a great base for both tops and dresses, but beyond that I was mostly frustrated with the process.  It was hard to fit in time to work on it and when I did I was often distracted.  I somehow managed to cut one of the back pieces with the print going the wrong way and didn't have enough fabric to fix it.  The mistake isn't very noticeable, but I was pretty over it after that.  I was going to fully line the thing, but then opted to use a bias binding instead just to get it done.
There are very few things more rage inducing for me than having to take out stitching and start over.  That happened a couple times on this project and I just wanted to punch something.  I don't think that is healthy for anyone in this household.  I will stick to buying clothes and only making simple updates to existing items in the near future.
-Kira

5 comments:

  1. Well....It looks adorable and Pearl seems quite happy with it! But...I can't sew a button on so I can't really encourage you to keep doing it :)

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  2. I'm not sure if I already said this... but I love your blog logo!!

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  3. I can't see anything wrong with this adorable outfit. I love your/Pearl's style! Soooo cute!!

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  4. As a designer you are probably nitpicking the detail of the mistake more, and no one will notice! But I understand your point- probably your emotional sanity is worth just buying it and making alterations rather than from scratch. Sure, I can make ravioli from scratch too but the aggravation of leaky ravolis and all the prep work and sealing... so much more peace and happiness to just buy them!

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  5. It is adorable! but i understand it...being a photographer it takes me way longer to edit and print photos of my own family. and i am way pickier and re-edit all the time...

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