Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm feeling a bit jinxed...

That Butterick dress? Well, its going to the back of the sewing closet. (Where wadders live.) Why? See below picture - and notice the serious bunching at waist. (Especially on the side where the zipper is attached, that's pretty yuck.) Big 4 patterns have been running large at size 12, so I bravely cut a 10. Yeah, I'm not a 10. Also, I can't sew a bias skirt or attach a zipper to one without causing serious stretching out of shape (note to self, stabilize next time.) Plus, I don't like the fabric (ah well, it was cheap.)



I might finish this if I lose 10 pounds and inches off my hip (also known as, when pigs fly.)

What else is jinxed? Hmm. Roll call - my TV died, my camera cable died, my computer is threatening to... Excuse me, I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself. It'll pass. My life is good.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

I have been where you are. I get in a rut sometimes where it seems like everything I sew turns out wrong. I think we all go through those times. Just don't give up.

AllisonC said...

Actually i like this dress on you - especially the fabric. Stick it in the back of the cupboard for a bit and see how you feel when your life is less jinxed!

Summerset said...

Well, it isn't that bad of a dress, I do like the style and color on you. Stabilizing the zipper area will make a huge difference in the future. Stay stitch just inside the seamline as soon as you cut out the fabric and then use some fusible interfacing in the zipper area seam allowances. Small steps, but big difference. So, put it in the back of the closet, take it out next spring and see what you think then. If nothing else, you've learned something.

cidell said...

I all but ruined a formal last year from not stabilising. Lesson learned. And, I think your waist looks teeny.