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Watcha Wearin’? — a finally finished UFO!

I can’t be the only one who finishes a project, loves it, promptly cuts 2 more, gets them most of the way done, and then peters out, right?  Right???

Creative Counselor: Bruyere shirt

Unfortunately that’s what happened with this top.  I finished my first Bruyere shirt by Deer & Doe ages ago (November 2014 for anyone who’s counting), and I loooooooved it.  You can see me raving about it here.  So then I promptly cut out two more Bruyeres and decided to sew them assembly-line style.

I got as far as the sleeves (meaning that the bulk of the shirts were D-O-N-E done) when I got distracted by a shiny new project, and put them aside.

Creative Counselor: Bruyere shirt

Two years later…

Creative Counselor: Bruyere shirt

That’s right, it took me two years to finish the shirts I started back in November 2014!  But now they are done!  I had an epiphany the other night — the reason I hadn’t finished these was because I hate setting in sleeves.  I know how to do it, I can do it quite well, but I just don’t like it.  The thing is, I don’t particularly care for wearing shirts with sleeves either!  In fact, my sleeveless Granville shirt is my most-worn button up shirt ever.  So why was I stressing about the sleeves and leaving a couple of awesome shirts in my UFO pile when I don’t like wearing sleeves anyway??

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Once I came to that realization, it was easy going.  I pitched the sleeve and cuff pieces I had cut, finished the armholes with single-fold bias tape, put on some pearl snaps, and BAM!  Those things were done and in my closet!

Creative Counselor: Bruyere shirt


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