OK, we've discussed all the pain in the bottom moments we just get through, which bits do look forward to?
I like planning and picking fabric, I like counting down the pieces until I have just one, I like watching it take shape, I like ironing seams and seeing how tidy it looks, I like the satisfaction when the zip is in.... I like having a photo when it is finally done and putting it on here, kind of like the final full stop.
What do you like?
My absolute favorite moment is tying off the last thread, hemming the last inch or sewing on the last button. It's just such a satisfying moment. I love the feeling of having a finished garment in hand and it's awesome.
Also, getting really into the groove of some repetative decoration. Like sewing scalloped edges or attaching trim. :-)
I love trying something mid-way and seeing that it is definitely working.
I love going through my patterns and pattern books and thinking about what to make next.
I love the satisfaction of the neatness of the inside of a garment.
I love the button holes being the right distance apart and the buttons looking right.
I love having the pattern pieces fit on the particular piece of fabric you want use.
I love putting on the finished garment and thinking 'Yes, I'll definitely wear that in public'.
What a good list Jen - I have a couple of things that didn't meet the last criterion!
I love the planning stages as you obviously know with my countless moodboards! I can't help it! It runs through my brain every minute of everyday.
I love just diving in to my stash and touching the fabrics, staring longingly at the stuff I like the best and pining for the day when I've finished the list to get onto that stuff.
I like it when nice fabric turns into a nice garment I will actually wear, gets named and becomes a friend.
It's a bit of an obsessive behavior but it's also so satisfing.
Thanks, it's fun to make labels!