The Great British Sewing Bee is the kind of reality programme I can get behind. The judges are kind and generally helpful, giving constructive criticism, and genuinely wanting to support the sew-ers they are working with, and even though it's not something I could ever do myself, I'm really enjoying it. I'm drawing the line at handmade leggings.
I'm looking at box pleated skirts at the moment; I've even done a Pinterest board for it here, which is very unlike me. I'm not sure about Pinterest, seems like a bit of a time sink to me. I think I've found a pattern that is easy and won't drive me bonkers; McCall's M5591, and I'm thinking about red and white polka dots that I bought to make something for Harriet, but is too nice for children.
The amount of time that the contestants spent on matching the patterns for the pleats caused me quite a lot of consternation; I don't really have that much time. I can have a go at making something properly, I suppose, with a bit of thought and attention to detail put in. I would love to have a whole weekend just to spend sewing. What a luxury. Although I'd probably procrastinate and spend the entire time watching Murder She Wrote and playing on the internet.
March Madness 4/31