The Political Discourse Plus Sewing
I always listen to Richard Wolff’s lecture on economic issues from YouTube when I am sewing. It proves that people’s brain can process many things at the same time.

I like loose draped outer robe. It conveys a feeling of freedom. The outfit seems mysterious; it says something more than a piece of clothes. Anelise said it is the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.

       

The Process

1. On July 22, the Saturday afternoon, I copied the pattern from a purchased cardigan, from 4 to 7 p.m.

2. I started to sew it on Sunday afternoon, from 3 to 10 p.m.
The garment was done, but because the back piece was too big, the shoulder dropped down a lot. Although it is a loose style, I would like to have it fit. I found out my pattern has the neckline too big.

3. I decided to make a smaller one for my daughters, and I can keep the big one for myself. So, I reduced the neckline by 2 inches on the pattern; it results the whole back piece dropped 2 inches down from the first draft.

4. Before binding the facing on the neckline and two front pieces, I have to connect them. I didn’t know how to do it until trying to connect them. It took me some time to get it right.

5. Finally, the robe was done.

6. Making another cardigan — I cut another piece of fabric on Monday morning with the reduced neckline pattern when I was in the sewing class. Because I forgot to dropped the front piece down 2 inches at the bottom, I had to cut out the back piece shorter to match the front ones. This cardigan will be not only tighter than the first one, but shorter. I connected the back and front pieces facing, then bound the edge.

7. I worked on the cardigan from 5 to 11 p.m.

It took 10 hours to complete each cardigan.

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