Saturday, September 19, 2009

More of a hypothetical sewer, really

I'm still progressing on my coat - just the buttonholes and buttons, the topstitching down the front and the back tab to do, and then it's completely ready for wearing!

However, now that I've spent so much time on this one garment, I'm not sure I'll feel like doing it all over again for the real winter coat. I'll definitely be moving onto simpler things for the Summer, before tackling anything that time-consuming again.

Anyway, I think perhaps I'm much better suited to thinking about sewing than actually producing anything. This is because for me, the most fun part of sewing is choosing the pattern and the fabric, and drawing little pictures of imagined modifications. All the rest is just hard slog.

In fact, if money were no object, I would probably just be designing my clothes and paying a professional to construct them for me.

7 comments:

Antoinette said...

Yeah! I actually enjoy even making the first one. It's the second and third and so on that bores me to tears. Well, your coat will be done and you will love it and that will be the best feeling ever.

donnasoowho said...

Well why don't you? I'm sure that you could find someone to collaborate with - and it would still be cheaper than the $400 uber-dream coat?

Violet said...

Antoinette: actually, I have a few issues with the coat - but that's for another blog post. Hopefully I will still want to wear it...

donnasoowho: nah I reckon it would be way more than that. I had a chat to a dressmaker and she'd charge me $300 bucks just for the labour, and that's for a design that has no pockets or buttons.

donnasoowho said...

YOUR KIDDING! Clearly, you need to go to Vietnam.

Violet said...

donnasoowho: okay, but if you add the cost of the return flights etc then that's AT LEAST as expensive as getting it made at home ;-)

Angela said...

At least you will have made one.

Perhaps pay yourself for the coat so it feels like you are getting paid.
Then stick the money you paid in the pocket so you find it some time in the future.

Violet said...

Angela: that's a novel idea. I like the idea of hiding money in my coat pocket - it's less likely to end up in the washing machine anyway!