Saturday, April 16, 2011
Have you ever been sewing and made a mistake so big, so hideous, so un-fixable that you entered into a self induced sewing rage complete with quick toss of the seam ripper across the room? I would have been able to answer no had you asked me this question half an hour ago but that is just no so anymore.
For the past week or so I have been working on a Simplicity Project runway dress, and today I was nearing completion. Last night I selected one my beloved vintage metal zippers that matched oh so perfectly, and today I attempted to sew the zipper into the dress. my first attempt didn't go so well, so I took a break, ripped it out, and resewed. The second attempt wasn't perfect, but I deemed it decent, and went to open up the basted together seam... Does anyone see where this is going?
I ATTEMPTED TO OPEN UP THE SEAM WITH A LITTLE TOO MUCH FORCE, AND MANAGED TO SLICE A HUGE GASH AT LEAST SIX INCHES LONG IN MY DRESS!!!
This is what went through my mind as I chucked the seam ripper...$%*(@#%^*&^%%@!#$^&*&()^%#@@#$%&*()(*&^%$#@!@$&*()(*&^%^()(*&@#$##$%^*&^^&*^%$#@#$%^&*()(*&^!!
Please tell me I am not the only one who has ever ruined a project in the home stretch? Has anyone else made an awful, un-fixable mistake?
Don't worry, I retrieved the seam ripper but it is on strict probation until further notice.
I wish you all happy, mistake free sewing!
UPDATE: I DO have enough fabric to re-cut the piece that I sliced through. Only time will tell if I actually end up finishing this or if it ends up in the "I'll get to it one day" pile. :]