Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bad Sew-jo

Y'know when you're sewing and you can feel things going downhill, but you keep sewing anyway? And then you make a mistake and are totally shocked? Yeah. Happens to me a lot. When will I learn to stop sewing when that bad mojo creeps up on me?

Not anytime soon, apparently. I posted this picture on Instagram yesterday, of my attempt at the new Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Lap Tee:

I don't know if you can even see the neck band in this photo, but it should be way more apparent. Most of Amy's patterns use a 1/2" seam allowance, so I breezed through the instructions and did that. Except this pattern uses a 1/4" seam allowance. So when I serged the neck band to the front (of course it's the front) I cut off way too much. Fail.

So no finished object for you today. This isn't such a terrible mistake, but I had to quit sewing afterwards. Otherwise I probably would have serged off a whole sleeve accidentally. Please tell me I'm not the only one that has this type of bad vibe seep into my sewing room?

By the way...who will be watching Tim Gunn's new show tonight?? I'm unnaturally excited.

Today is Thrifty Thursday at Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, and you can grab the Sabrina Shirttail Dress for half off! This cute pattern is $4 today only. 

1 comment:

  1. Exactly, if I get frustrated I have to make myself just turn off the machine and walk away! Otherwise I always just make it worse. Can't wait for tim gunn!!!


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