With June well behind us, it’s time for a post-mortem on our Finish Three Projects Challenge.
I did alright:
1. I finished a muslin for New Look 6299. It was my first time using an invisible zipper foot, and I never got it right; the stitches and teeth were too close together, which rendered zipping impossible. After two attempts, I shrugged, stitched it in any ol’ way, and moved on.
That Highly Visible Invisible Zipper proved to be the least of my problems. The dress fits me worse than a burlap sack. Live and learn! I’ll experiment with Joi Mahon’s flat pattern alterations before wasting any more fabric.
2. I wrote a long, newsy letter to a dear friend. That friend deserves a better correspondent than the likes of me. Letter-writing sounds easy and pleasant, but it can take me months to just sit down and do it. You, too?
3. I dealt with a wobbly old table. It came with the apartment and has been hogging our balcony for the past year. I made an appointment for a removal service to come haul it off, along with useless fiberboard from a destroyed coffee table. Took me long enough!
Most of us have between three and seven hundred projects on various back burners, and sometimes it’s good to narrow our focus. Was this challenge helpful? Should we do it semi-annually? Never ever again? Leave your feedback and report your efforts in the comments below.