Work and rehearsals for my kids circus performances and, well , you know, marking worksheets, household chores, ....... well: LIFE!!
The whole thing left me quite exhausted.
And there is one lesson I learnt in the midst: never cut a pattern when you are that tired!
I was making this cool Rowan Tee for my girl, because I needed some creative time.
I felt really tired but I thought I really needed to cut and sew!
I realized when I was almost finished that I had cut the sleeves wrong and that they were not symetrical at all!
It was one of these "argh" moments when I could beat myself up for messing up such a cool fabric and such an awesome pattern.
I was really really unhappy with myself! I had no more fabric, and there was just NO WAY I would undo all these serged seams! NO WAY!!
But in the end the girl loved it so much and did not even notice the sleeves.
Plus all my friends on Instagram were so kind to me and did their best to make me feel better: I came to accept the idea that it was a "beautiful mess"!
The Panda fabric was gifted to us for our Paris sew Social event by Alles fuer selbermacher. I love it so much.
The pattern is the same Rowan tee by titchy Threads. I cut in 6 and added length to meet the 8th length.
We went for a long walk by the lake on sunday , the kids rode their bikes and I couldn't have been happier! I had long forgotten my failure.
The kid's Circus performances at our local theater was beautiful: here is the girl before the "première": so excited!
She got to play a fun part in one of the interludes:
Drawing seems so much easier and convenient in times of long working hours. It is so much easier in the evenings to pull out a pen and draw than to have to match seams perfectly!
I did find some time to do some quick drawing in my sketchbook:
a flock of birds
Playing and experimenting with watercolor:
and finally dreaming of some hot weather through cactus!! they still need color though!
We have 6 weeks to go until summer break.
I truly cannot wait!