You know you have one; the one pesky task that causes you to dally with a good book instead of diving into your unfinished sewing projects pile.
It is your sewing handicap. Mine is interfacing. Or specifically, fusing interfacing. If a genie granted me 3 wishes, I would surely ask for some insanely smart techno-textile geek to develop interfacing that fuses itself to the fabric. I am pretty sure I would be willing to lay the interfacing piece onto the correct garment piece. Maybe even center it slightly. But that’s it for me. For gawd’s sake, we put a man on the moon! Why haven’t we developed a better, more efficient method to adhere a layer of stabilizer to fabric by now?
Project pile for corduroy jumper and jacket for DGD Oona
Well, despite my handicap, I need to get this corduroy jumper and jacket done that I started for my DGD. Kids have a way of growing out of clothes if you don’t get them finished up pretty quickly. This corduroy fabric is such a sweet print, and it holds a sweet memory for me since I bought it on my first trip to France 10 years ago. It has been aging for just the right project for the perfect little girl!
In-process corduroy jumper
I love how quickly the jumper sewed up – no buttons, zipper, and NO INTERFACING. The pattern is OOP McCalls 5836. It just needs a hem and a bit’o trim treatment.But not too fancyÂ since this will be a “go to daycare or wherever” outfit, not a Sunday best. And this little girl knows how to get herself good and dirty during the day. The sign of a happy child, right?
Wish me luck overcoming my handicap on this jacket! What is your sewing nemesis?