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this didn't go quite as i had planned
So I sat down tonight to make an underdress out of some of the wool that I bought at Fabric Fix a little while ago.  I got the whole thing together, and discovered that I'd sewn one of the sleeve assemblies on inside-out.  Sigh.  So I ripped... and ripped... and ripped some more, because this dress covers me neck to ankle and the seam was double that length.  Did I mention I was almost out of thread?  Yes... that too.  So I got the piece turned right way round, and I *might* have 5 yards of thread left on the spool.  Yay!  Done!  I tried it on and...

It's too big.  Not a little bit too big, either.  Too big like eight inches too big.  I vastly over-estimated my girth (yay), and now I have to redo the sleeve assemblies again.  But other than that, it's okay, and I can get the fixes done tomorrow easily (except for the part where I have to rip the sleeves assemblies off again).  Maybe I'll take my laptop upstairs while I do that and watch a movie...

i feel: hungry hungry

2 trips or shoot the rapids
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: May 19th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That stinks. I normally turn the tv on when I have to rip a big seam.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 19th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'd totally do that, but my living room is cat hair central right now. ;-P

I've rethought how to fix it though. Instead of remaking the sleeve assembly, I'm just going to make the body pieces narrower. Might make the sleeves themselves narrower, too, if I can bring myself to rip out the gussets and redo them.
2 trips or shoot the rapids