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August 4th, 2010
09:11 pm
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Cutting the lining - no patterns to match so its OK to do this when I'm a bit tired after work. I'm at that point in the project where I have almost all the materials on hand and I can visualise each step in the process to get from here to finished. The visualisation is important - it's the difference between something being easy and being impossible. It's almost as if I'm trying techniques out in my head before I commit them to fabric and thread. It's also why I needed to get my hands on the boning before I was fully confident - I've never used it, or even seen it before, and I need to feel it in my hands before I can tell what it's going to do in real life.

This is also the stage where when I get going, if I'm not careful I'll forget to eat until I'm light-headed and making stupid mistakes. Oh yes, I know me.

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Date:August 4th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
We are more alike than I'd realized. I do similar things when I get into big sewing projects. (Not that I'm likely to do so again, with the loss of feeling in my right hand from the cervical spondulosis, but I remember what it's like.)
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Date:August 5th, 2010 11:40 am (UTC)
That doesn't surprise me actually. I don't know about you, but this process isn't confined to sewing for me, it generalises to just about anything I do, from cooking to programming.
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Date:August 5th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
I do similar things when programming. Come to think of it, I've gotten into that organized headspace before big holiday meals too, when I'm setting the table etc... My cooking is mostly not on that scale, so it's not something I generally notice.
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