Two weeks into work and i’ve decided I don’t want to be an adult anymore! Full time work is hard. I really should’ve appreciated uni life more while I was still able to sleep during class without repurcussions. Speaking of sleep, that’s pretty much I all do nowadays outside of work because I am so exhausted. Zzzzz. I’m sorry I haven’t been reading anyone’s blogs, either. I’ll get back to it soon! I just need to find my footing first.
Anyway i’ve managed to cobble together my Hawthorn for the sew-along. It hasn’t been easy going to be honest. Firstly, I found that the Hawthorn collar pieces are a little short:
I’ve circled where the pattern indicates the collar should end and the collar doesn’t end that far. I double checked instructions and cutting and everything and it keeps happening :(. Thankfully it doesn’t look too odd, but it’s a little annoying!
The other issue I ran into was my own mistake. I did something so stupid that after I noticed it I nearly cried. The skirt part is made up of 4 pieces, left and right front pieces, and left and right back pieces. I cut only left pieces of the front and back, two of each. I could not believe I had done that when I went to sew my skirt together.
So um… I am not sure what i’m going to do about that right now. I’m just trying to block it out of my mind and pretend I didn’t just do that. LALALALALALA!
In other news, let me tell you guys about one of my absolute favourite sewing notions ever. Ever!
It’s my Clover Chaco Liner! I remember when I saw one of these I searched online for a review because they’re mega expensive for what amounts to a chalk wheel and I wanted to know what they were like. Unfortunately I didn’t find a single review! I still decided to get it though because I am a sucker for fancy looking sewing notions, and plus I am also a sucker for everything Clover makes.
I started off just buying one, and now I have three. They make such a fine line and they last a really long time before you need to get a refill.
I really hated how tailor’s chalk and pencils go blunt and leave thick, imprecise lines, but this hasn’t been an issue with the Chaco Liner. Also because the tip is a fine wheel that dispenses chalk powder, so you don’t have to sharpen it. The only problem is they are extremely expensive at around $17 AUD each! So my verdict is it’s nice to have around, but you definitely don’t need one to sew.