If you read my post over the weekend, you’ll know that I really haven’t been very well at all. For the past three days I’ve finally given into it and taken myself to bed after being sent home from work. I suspect I’ve had the flu, but been in denial, which in hindsight has probably made matters worse. Suffice to say, that I still feel pretty rubbish and it will probably take me another week or so to get back to normal.
I valiently tried to soldier on with Jeans January this morning, and I’ve got so far… but I think given my health situation and that it’s going to take me all my energies to catch up with work at school, I’m going to have to admit (I hesitate to use the word ‘defeat’), let’s call it ‘postpone’ instead 😦
What I have done, I’ve really enjoyed so far. The pockets were fun to construct, despite being time-consuming. And my first attempts at top stitching in such a bright, contrast colour aren’t too bad at all. But when I basted them together after having completed the pockets earlier, the fit is completly wrong and I’m really not in the right frame of mind to be tackling issues that I think I’d probably find pretty hard at the best of times. So I’m bowing out I’m afraid! I do feel bad letting everyone else down, but if I do get chance to sew over the weekend I’d quite like to settle down to something a whole lot simpler, not something that’s going to cause me stress after a very long week.
I’m hoping I will return to this pattern later in the year (maybe after some more practice on some regular trousers which I still don’t feel I have quite under my belt yet). The instructions (both written and online) are incredibly detailed, but there are just too many factors to contemplate for me right now sorry!
Best of luck to everyone else taking part, I’ll still be following your progress just as eagerly, but hopefully without the additional stress completing this project would cause me right now 🙂