I think I’m going to be forced to take a break from it soon, though. I literally have nowhere to leave it to dry after I waterproof again, because the basement is entirely torn to pieces.
So this was my process yesterday:
1. Get the shoulder seams and one half of the sleeve seams sewed/finished, a process that took much longer than it should have due to my lack of ability to press this fabric/having to paperclip instead of pin and the paper clips keep falling off/getting rather distracted by catching up on Downton Abbey.
2. Spend the next hour or so cutting out scraps of flannel to interface the bands that go around the sleeves/stitching those together/trimming and attempting to flip the first one, only to find that I layered it wrong and the flannel would be completely on the outside. Oops.
3. Take a break to do some teaching and throw together some chili for dinner/crafty evening planned with my best friend.
4. Painstakingly rip out the trimmed band, only to think near the end, “Do I really want to put more holes for the belt loops in this fabric that I’m going to have to waterproof, just for a band that’s probably going to be really uncomfortable when worn over bulky colder-weather clothes?”
5. Ditch the sewing altogether and go knit instead.
Yeah…..maybe a forced break will be good. Can’t work on it today anyway, because I’m off to the thrift store with some friends!