Thursday, September 6, 2012
Finishing: my first jeans
I haven’t sewn in months, since we came to New Zealand, except for a bit of mending, bathroom curtains and such. I have been working on my thesis, but yesterday I sent the last chapter to my supervisor, and now I am waiting for his feedback on what I still have to change so we can send it to the reading committee. First day of guilt-free sewing in ages! I am obviously in a kind of “finishing” mode, as I pulled out some UFOs and suddenly felt the urge to finish these jeans. I started them more than two years ago, with my old sewing machine, which I could not get to sew this thin stretch denim. The inside is a mess, and when it came to making a buttonhole and sewing on belt loops, I gave up.