As things start to re-open in this part of the country, there is certainly a shift in how I view things that I took for granted pre-pandemic. I count my blessings that I have the equipment, supplies and skills needed to create my own wardrobe and mend clothes. Shopping for clothes is the last thing I could imagine wanting to do at this time. I get the sense that it is something felt by others as there has been a noticeable increase of people asking me to sew for them.
The thought of sewing for others at this time makes me feel very uncomfortable. The idea of standing close to someone during a fitting is not in my comfort zone at all. But yet, I am working on a bridal project that I never imagined that I would be partaking in during a pandemic. Strange times.
Sadly, the project has very large pattern pieces that won't fit on my cutting table. And this ol' aching body is not ready to head back to the chiropractor and lay face down on a table for 20 to 30 minutes. I'm going to have to figure out a safe way to lay out the fabric and get it cut without kneeling on the floor and twisting my body. My back and knees are not looking forward to the cutting stage of this project. I spent a couple of days this weekend with pain meds and laying in bed after altering the pattern pieces and marking the test fabric. It was not a fun weekend. There has to be a solution I haven't figured out yet. Suggestions are most welcome.
Sewing wise, I continued to sew small items that fit on my cutting table from fabrics found in my stash. Although, I did add to the stash this month, 6 metres of a test fabric for the bridal cape and it's not enough. I'll have to head back to the store for more. ~sigh~ Shopping for fabric at this time is also not in my comfort zone. I think this is the first time I can say that sewing and fabric shopping are not relaxing activities.
This month I managed to cut 20 scrub caps (seven of the twenty are sewn), made 2 face masks, 1 top, 1 coat, 2 slips, 2 baby onesies, 1 eye glass case and 1 pair of pants.
- 28.9 metres
- 1 metre of interfacing
- 1.9metres of elastic
- 3.8 metres of bias tape
- 2 metres of twill tape
- 1 new, previously-owned pattern
- 4 previously used patterns
- 2 free PDF patterns
- 3 snaps
- 3 buttons
- 2 labels
Stay Safe, Be Kind and Happy Sewing!