Let’s face it: we all don’t have a lot of time to sew. Heck, I can barely find time to go to the grocery store and do my laundry every week. I usually leave my sewing and crafting until the weekend when I’m off from work (yes, I have weekends now!), but that somehow manages to get erased from the weekend agenda when there are things to do like going to the beach and mini golf (oh yeah, and that laundry and grocery shopping thing I mentioned before). What’s a crafty bitch to do?
Since saving all of my sewing time for one or two days a week isn’t working, I made a goal with myself for the week: carve out about 10-20 minutes each day this week to sit down at my sewing machine and see what I can stitch up in that frame of time. Of course it’s not an original thought; Nancy Zieman has a whole line of sewing patterns called “10-20-30 Minutes to Sew.” She’s right: a few minutes here and there each day can quickly add up to a finished project.
Monday night went pretty well – I got all four panels of my Ginger skirt stitched together, pressed, and finished the seams with my pinking shears. I figured out that if I can sew at that productivity level each day, here’s what I can accomplish this week:
- Tuesday: Fuse waistband interfacing, stitch waistband pieces together
- Wednesday: Stitch waistband to skirt
- Thursday: Insert zipper
- Friday: Hem skirt
So if I can stick to the agenda, I’ll have a cute skirt to wear for the weekend. If this experiment works this week, this may be the way that I do my sewing from now on.
The only downside? I’ll need a white top to wear with my new skirt by Saturday…