6.7.13

Oh No!


How did this happen?  I cut these fronts single layer, reinforced the seam lines with vilene tape, chalk marked everything, sewed them with a walking foot, and somehow, somehow, the front edges have ended up a different length.


The CF lengths are a much closer match. All I can think is that all the extra taping and re-enforcing for the button holes has kept that side more stable than the other.  And look at that chest area.  The outer shell seems to be bagging out, even though I hand quilted the quilting lines before going over them with the walking foot.

Would you cry with me if I told you that the hem was pinned, basted and pressed, before catch-stitching in place, and then hand attaching the lining?  Guess that is all going to have to come out.

And in the same week as this....



Do you remember how I said the fabric for this tank frayed terribly during the pre-wash?  Well it is hard to see, because I didn't focus the camera well, but the binding has frayed during its first wash.  Looking at how neat the rest of the binding is, I don't think that I could have done a better job.  I think it is just a case of wrong fabric for the project.  I hurriedly stuck on a bit of tape (having it out form the above jacket and all), whilst I contemplate a repair job.

Anyway, I think I'll sleep on it, and hopefully the sun will shine on me tomorrow.

19 comments:

  1. :-( Bummer day. It drives me nuts when bindings do that, so I usually err on the side of getting too much fabric in the binding butb then it can be lumpy.

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  2. Ugh. Yes, I'll cry with you.

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  3. For the jacket, depending on the fabric content, can you get it wet and block it like a sweater to get it back in shape? Lining stilll attached and all?

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  4. YIKES; I hate days like that (and we all have them!).

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  5. Oh, I'm sorry for you and your seam ripper... have some chocolate. :-)

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  6. Grrrr..... BUT it happens to us all. Do a quick project and get the mojo back, you'll be on fine form soon! :)

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  7. I feel your pain. It's looking good though, so whatever it is you're making, it'll be worth the effort to get it right.

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  8. So frustrating with the jacket. I wonder if lsaspacey's steaming would help. Hope you can solve the dilemma simply.

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  9. It hurts, but like a skinned knee, with a little TLC it will heal in no time at all! The jacket looks delicious.

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  10. Crying with you, but schedule your break for a specific amount of time. That jacket is beautiful. Don't give up on it.

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  11. It is the fabric's fault. I will weep with you about the hem unpicking, but admire your fortitude in considering it. I would be tempted to crumple it up and jump up and down on it a few times. It is looking rather fabulous though, so perhaps it is too good to jump on!

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  12. Bad karma? Phase of the moon? Monthly woes? Low pressure area over your house?

    I am sorry and sympathetic; been there, done that. It was clearly the fabric's fault. Have a chocolate sundae with whipped cream and two cherries. Then a reasonable portion of Bailey's.

    Hoping for better for you next week.....

    Jess

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  13. Oh no, total bummer. I really hope you have sorted something out since you posted this. The steaming idea sounds promising. Good luck!

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  14. Nice to see you've started on your jacket. Maybe, just maybe, you'll get a chance to wear it this season. I'm not so sure about mine. It's not far down my sewing list though....but then I'm not moving through that at any greta pace. Bummer about having to unpick all your hard work. Sorry to hear your binding is falling apart on your groovy top too.

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  15. Ugh, hopefully sitting on it for a little while before tackling the fix will help some. That center front mismatch happens to me, too, despite me taking pains to prevent it...several little things must accumulate and then, voila, it looks way off.

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  16. Thank-you everyone for your comforting words. The jacket is back on track and the chocolate certainly helped!

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  17. Oh what a double-arse!!!! The sewing gods are testing you, that's for sure. xx

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