Slow sewing. Do you do it? Or do you zoom through projects with the finished product firmly in your sights?
I certainly tend to the latter but over the last year or so I have started to slow it right down. It can be stressful to always rush through sewing and that takes a lot of the pleasure out of it. Plus I found myself making more and more mistakes for which the fixes, if possible, took more time to figure out than if I had done the job properly in the first place.
Just to be contrary (old Father Time is smiling as I type), while I do have sewing time most days it tends to be in smaller chunks before life lurches back into the mix, so I can achieve less in each sitting. There’s always something you know.
Anyway, today I have finally started to try out tailor’s tacks. Brilliant things they are too. Naturally I didn’t have the time to finish them, but I will know exactly where I got to when I do get back into the sewing room.
I’ve read about these little beauties everywhere and they are certainly easier and more accurate than the way I transferred markings before. Here I’ve used them for the dart lines on my bodice block. Normally, I’d do this with a dot of chalk via a pin through the pattern. But the chalk always gets rubbed off too soon and if I leave the pin in to mark later, I stick myself. Blood isn’t a good way of transferring dart markings, in my view.
Do you use tailor’s tacks?