Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I'd Like to Report a Crime

Have you ever lost your temper at what you're sewing? "Hello, I'm a green bamboo cotton, and I'm being attacked by an angry seamster - please help!"


I got SO ANGRY at these straps today, and I just lost my temper completely. They were too long, so I sliced the one I'd already applied in half and just sewed it together like it was a piece of cheap elastic.


I zigzagged my best, but couldn't catch all the layers every time, so I just kept zigzagging till I did.


One time, I didn't even care and I just let that serged edge hang out there - hell with ya!


"No, no, officer, there's no problem here. This bamboo cotton's just fine. No ugly straps to see here - move right along."


"See, everything's just fine - not a care in the world."


If this shrug DID match, it would hide all the evil I did today to this poor cami.


I'm sorry, Sammy Cami, I promise to sew you next time with fold-over elastic like Sheila said. I'll never attempt self-fabric straps again - I promise! Now come back upstairs with me and I'll hem you on the coverstitch - and I promise not to lose my temper...hey, where ya' goin'?!

10 comments:

susiehomemakermd.com said...

You should definitely try this pattern again. I made one with fold over elastic and I cut my binding and straps 10% shorter than needed so I could ease them on. Good luck with the new job!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Oh ya so frustrating. If you have a coverstitch machine you could try a binder attachment. Debbie at Stitches and Seams blog has great tutorials.

http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.ca/2001/01/coverstitch-all-stuff.html

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Katrina! Love your skirt too, by the way!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Oh thank you, Ann! I'll take all the help I can get!

BeckyW said...

Cute cami! That would be really frustrating. I find working with those tiny straps "fiddly", as the British sewers love to say.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

I had another f-word in mind....

BeckyW said...

LOL!!

Anonymous said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! You are tooo funny. And that is why I don't make fiddly skinny strap camis.

Robbie

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

You're smart, Robbie! I'll give it one more shot with the elastic...let ya' know how it goes.

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