I know it looks like I have been gone again for a long time. But I have been working hard at various things.
So, should you have decided to read this post wondering what a 15 minute dress looks like, I have to disappoint. I tried out a little experiment which was to do exactly fifteen minutes of sewing everyday and see how long it takes to finish a semi difficult dress.
As an experiment it worked out really well I think. On some days the fifteen minutes felt too short (obviously when things were going really well…) and on other days, (like when I messed up the neckline…) it was good to take a break, and not come back until the next day. In case of the super extended neckline I figured out what I could do instead of just wildly ripping out all my stitches. Of course I could not stop thinking about it….
The fit is kind of okay. Do you see how it is kind of loose around the neck?
The daughter was not too interested in the dress, perhaps because she had seen it lying on my sewing machine for fourteen days before that and had kind of lost her curiosity about that. Either that, or her new hobby, which is killing mosquitoes with her hands.
And getting back to why this whole 15 minute thing started in the first place. The news is that I have a job — teaching, which is the same thing that I used to do in in what now feels like my previous life in New York. It’s nice to be back to doing what I used to do, getting to ride the metro…that kind of thing.
So for the moment, you’ll see me after I am done with my next 15 minute a day dress.
See you soon!
P.S Pattern by Oliver+S (of course!)
Fabric: Nani iro (Delcious. But I found it bit hard to work with especially for the neck. Next time, I’ll be stay-stitching first)