Sewing Adventures – disaster timeBy Susan | Comments: 22 | June 30, 2014
You know how sometimes you should just go back to bed and pull the cover over your head and hide? Yeah? well that was my week.
I managed to ruin an entire pot of quinoa (yes it’s water and a grain and yes it was really ruined). This was on top of a few cooking disasters earlier in the week.
Then I was merrily finishing off a dress when I realised I had upside down sleeves
So I packed up my machine, had a nap and then a cup of tea to contemplate what had happened.
I purchased my normal amount of fabric for a dress. This is Japanese Lawn from Spotlight which I use a lot, so I know exactly how much I need. But I normally don’t have sleeves and this is a directional print. Am sure when I was cutting it out I only just had room for the sleeves and had assumed that I had cut them so they were the right way round. Clearly I hadn’t.
So I can either try and put the sleeves in back to front, they are shaped so this may lead to some fit issues? Or cut the armholes and neck to be the same as my current sleeveless versions of this pattern and not have the higher neck and sleeves.
Either way am not rushing into anything because I really don’t want this to be a disaster dress, it’s too pretty a fabric for that.
So tell me, did you have a disaster weekend too or was it just me?