Stitching to deadline – let’s get this dress done!

I like to think I can “do” deadlines. There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline of a big deadline inching closer and closer by every second.

At least if you make a mistake in an article, you can get it corrected in a matter of seconds once you’ve spotted it. But say you end up sewing something topsy turvy, you’re guaranteed to have a solid half hour of unpicking on your hands – and that’s only if you were lucky enough to make a mistake on the bodice.

This is partly why the Twitter dress has taken me so long to get done. But with the Wales Blog Awards presentation coming up this week, I really wanted to get the dress done so I’d have a me-made dress for the evening – it would be a bit embarrassing if I wore anything else, wouldn’t it?

Making progress!

I don’t know what it is about an imposing deadline, but I managed to get most of the dress done last night! A lot of what I have left now is hand-sewing, which I can do on the train back to Cardiff tomorrow evening.

How satisfying! Do you perform well under deadlines?

6 thoughts on “Stitching to deadline – let’s get this dress done!

  1. kokorimbaud says:

    Well done 🙂 Can’t wait to see the finished item, I love the thought and planning that’s gone into it.
    Me and deadlines, we have a bit of a love/hate relationship. Sometimes they spur me on, sometimes I totally blank them, and sometimes they feel like extra weight that won’t let me breathe. Maybe I just don’t like the word, and something encouraging would be better than something promising DEATH when you cross that line without item/achievement/skill xyz.

  2. gingermakes says:

    Eek! Good luck! I have always been a deadline person– it helps me to focus, as I’m otherwise easily-distracted. But I tend to freak out and cry when I’m under the gun, too, so, I guess it’s love/hate!

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