The “I’m just not feeling it, man” top
Fabric: yellow peasant top from Target sale but still $12.58
Patterns: embroidery self drafted from Googled images.
Notions: DMC embroidery threads from stash and a few new in JoAnn’s sale $2.97
Time to complete: About 30 hours so far.
First worn: For photos, 9th July 2012.
Wear again? Yes, when I get the umph to finish it.
Total Cost: $15.55 (£10.02)
The challenge: “Embellishments: This week, we’re adding a little something to our creations with embellishments.”
So you remember a few weeks ago I told you that I started this embroidery on holiday for the Summer 2012 trends challenge? But that I decided to not rush it and carry on for this embellishment challenge?
Well, this how much I’ve got done.
Blooming heck, embroidery takes a long time doesn’t it? I’d forgotten. I used to cross-stitch as a teenager. I totally under-estimated how much time this was going to take me.
I wanted it to look a bit like the gorgeous tops on Aida Coronado website. But as I say, I totally under-estimated the time this would take, even with doing around 30 hours on it.
This could have been speeded up (and finished by this week’s deadline) IF I hadn’t:
- decided this week that as I’d already started this a few week’s ago, I had plenty of time to fit in a make-over of my blog design….
- done most of my sewing on the beach or in the car….
- been able to find my sewing hoop….
- drawn some sort of design instead of doing it free-hand from pics I’d Googled.
Oh well, you live and learn.
Oh, I probably shouldn’t have spent time doing this either:
Such a doofus I am (thanks Yoda). Displacement and procrastination are my middle names.
So here’s how much I’ve got finished by today. And to be honest, just at the moment, I’m not feeling it. I’m embroidered out and it became not fun. And Sew Weekly is about fun, and when it stops, it’s probably a good point to go and make a cup of tea (I am British after all, and tea solves everything), take a break and chill.
So, no doubt I’ll come back to this and finish it sometime.
And then I’ll do my happy dance.
But as it’s 114F/46C at the moment, I ain’t doing no happy dance for nobody….so ner…..stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
(Tune in next week, when normal Tempesty service will be resumed……and with any luck I’ll have conquered my first ever pair or shorts/trousers! Gulp).