As my two days of a mini vacation comes to a close I sit here in disappointment. I got up this morning with all great intentions. So let’s jump right in to how things progressed.
I was unable to find the proper color of piping I wanted but I did find it in bias tape. So I decided to make my own, it is straight forward and went well. Pressed it open, added cord, attached a zipper foot to my machine and sewed it closed.
Now on to the hem. It looked so cute, with the little scallops that mimicked the bodice. It has a hem facing that I had traced the scallops on to make it easy to sew. I took the time to clean finished the straight edge of the facing with a scalloped stitch, adding a piece of stabilizer so the stitches would lay perfectly and they did!
Now I was ready to attach the facing to the hemline. I quickly learned that slow stitching is not the way to go, the slower I would stitch the harder it was to make the arc. Finally getting the rhythm I completed the task at hand. I turned the facing. What ensued next was sheer ugliness. I openly admit that I was kind of a ‘Scallop Snob’. I have seen garments using scallops and they were so uneven. I secretly said to myself that I could do a much better job. Karma showed up and brought me down to reality with this garment.
I tried to save them, making sure to use my stylus and iron to get them to become round and neat but I knew that it was a horrible look. The stitches on the wrong side looks so neat, each one perfectly matching, I had snipped the seam allowances, paying special attention to the inside seam so that they would turn smoothly. As you can see, they did not. I knew what I needed to do, grabbing the scissors I cut them off, an hour or so of hard work wasted and down the drain.
After that my sewing mojo left my body, like a spirit moving up and out to find a new body to inhabit. I will have to come back to the sewing machine to finish this up. I turned on the television and laid there, watching endless sitcoms, and overall, I pouted.
I had not managed to get the sewing cabinet cleaned out, I did not gather my items for my giveaway. Adding to my sadness it the fact that I have to go back to work tomorrow. Where did all the time go? What seemed like a lifetime went by in a blink of the eye.
See everyone tomorrow and as always