We've all seen the advice from a 1949 Singer Sewing Manual, urging women to tend to their housekeeping first and make themselves as attractive as possible before tackling any sewing. It's antiquated and hilarious, and we've collectively sighed in relief that times have thankfully changed.
Although I'm a stickler for housekeeping, I think I've actually gone to the other extreme on the appearance front! When I'm at home I tend to dress purely for comfort and warmth, resulting in some questionable (ok, ok...outrageous) pattern combinations. I hasten to add that I don't actually leave the house dressed like this...too often!
My point being, that when I'm wearing a questionable 'outfit' to begin with and I then try on a patterned me-made to check the fit (because when don't I like a crazy pattern?!?) the result can be interesting (ok, ok...vile) to say the least.
When I tried on my Bonnie Birthday Dress so my boyfriend could feedback on the length before I hemmed it, he was quite literally gobsmacked. It was seeing his face at that exact moment that made me wonder if other stitchers ever end up looking like this mid-sewing project.
So tell me, how do you dress to sew? Do you think there's a happy medium to be had between glamour and comfort at home?
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