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???
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.
Two years later…
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??
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!
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