|I used to try to finish the step I was doing before packing my sewing away for the day. But I always found it slow going the next time I started. Finding my place in the instructions, figuring out which steps Id done, which one to start
Nowadays, I do the exact opposite. I purposely stop half way through the step I’m doing so I can start with something familiar next time, something quick and easy. For example, I’ll pin the side seam but won’t sew it. Or sew the seam but not press and topstitch it. That way, when I get started it’s with something I know, something quick and easy. I get straight into the swing of it and after that, well, it just seems to flow a bit more easily.