I’m very sure, dear readers, that many of you cut multiple sewing projects at one time and stack them up ready to sew. I never did – until now. Because, isn’t that a sure way to collect a pile of unfinished items? My modus operandus is about sewing one wearable completely before starting a new one. Did that contribute to my slow sewing? We’ll see after if I can make the simplest of garments in under two weeks (eyeroll) after adopting the multi-cut method.
For now, I’ll take a baby step and start out with cutting just two projects – see below. They’re ready to be interfaced and fed into the machine.
1.On the right, a vintage Paris print apron with bias bound edges, a pocket and a button closure behind the neck; I’m using an eleven year old pattern Simplicity 2298 which is apparently out of print. Why do I want a new apron when I have two perfectly good ones? Because I grab an apron every time I begin to cook a meal, and the old aprons are beginning to bore me. Truth.
2. On the left, a robe to go with my silk crepe pajamas. It coordinates with the polka dot cuffs on the pjs. Am I still excited about loungewear after being allowed to venture out into the world? Yes. In the plans is a summer caftan for myself. During this pandemic, people have discovered new things about themselves and our changed world; I have discovered that when I am home, there’s no reason not to wear silk pjs and flowy caftans in fancy fabric.
I’ll check back here to tell you if the multi-cut process really did shorten the project completion timeline.
Do not cut out pieces from the pattern tissue that are perfectly linear such as the front band, cuffs, belt and belt loops on the robe. Measure them on the pattern tissue, write down the dimensions, mark the lines directly on fabric (or not) and make short work of cutting out with your ruler and scissors (or rotary cutter).
That’s it, friends! See you next week. Hope you had a fantastic July 4th.