Scrap Sunday: YOU can’t see it but I know it is there

So, the scrap skirt is still in progress. I have only basically managed to put the lining in. However this lining is the very positive version of one of my problems in life: you can’t see it but I know it is there.

Some people think that I have too high expectations of myself and the things that I am making and that I am never satisfied with anything I do. They seem to think it is a bad thing. Well, I don’t. If you are always just doing easy things and are than happy with the result, you will never improve (a little bit me in knitting really ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Anyway, I often have the following type of conversation:

– Oh, did you make this? It is beautiful.

– Yes, I did. But it is not quite what I wanted. Here, it has problem X.

– Oh, but no one can see that. It is different and people will love it.

– I don’t care what other people think. It is not what I wanted. The whole point of making your own cloths is that they fit you perfectly and that it is exactly what you wanted.

I know that sounds rude (this is why I often just think it rather than saying it out loud) and I know that people want to be nice, I really appreciate it but it is true and when I say it is not what I wanted, it is a fact.ย  And it bothers me be because I know it is there even if no one else can see it.

But I am not alone anymore. In my Friday sewing club there is another equally obsessed person. She made a thin piping between waistband and skirt. (After a long discussion with me which colour would be best ๐Ÿ™‚ ) And this piping is almost perfect, there is one spot where it is maximum 1mm wider than on the rest. I had not seen it before she pointed it out. Really. But it is true. If you look closely, I mean really closely, you will see it. (and probably get a restraining order). So I feel for her ๐Ÿ™‚

Now back to my skirt, I have chosen a light blue (same colour as pattern in godet) lining for it and while I was basting it to the skirt I was thinkingย  loudly about the point of the colour choice:

– Does it matter to chose a different colour for the lining? In the end, no one can see it?

And my new found soul mate finished my thought: Yes, but you will know it is there ๐Ÿ™‚

IMG_2785Sorry, can’t show you more ๐Ÿ™‚

In case you might think I am taking this Scrap Sunday challenge too easy by talking about the same thing over and over again, I have also used up some yarn by knitting a new – festive – window display. I just think that deserves its own post.

And as I know that some people are wondering how I can manage to knit and sew so much with two children around, this is what they do when I am busy:


They also line up all the toy animals on a yoga mat in the kitchen and put plates with plastic food in front of them. (sorry, no picture there).

It takes them ages to do these things. And then they are really tired. Too tired to tidy it up.


1 thought on “Scrap Sunday: YOU can’t see it but I know it is there

  1. Pingback: Scrap Sunday or the “commitment to commissioned work” problem | Atelier Oursonne

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