7/24/07

Dear Abby... Letting go is hard.. Please Help!

Dear Abby:

Its often said that letting go can be the hardest thing in one's life... especially when you've put so much precious time into it... so I need your honest opinion on this situation, because I need to move on.









I finished a skirt (minus the hook & eye closure above the zipper) using New Look pattern 6569 again. In my haste to get it done, I sewed up the side seams with the old machine, which was experiencing some problems (like pms...lol). While sewing the side seams, the machine kept locking up.... I know I should've stopped at that point, but no... I kept at it with an end result of wonky seams

Here it is looking harmless wouldn't you say


The wonkiness is to the left of the zipper and its like that on both sides.
I used interfacing to give the hem weight to hang down and used hem tape as well... can I say neat looking...lol A closer look at the underside, I'm learning....


I actually did topstitching... yeah!!!... I may not need your help after all... what if I walked around with my arms pasted to my side... uhummm sorry... but all in all , I'm having a hard time chucking this garment... why... because it took me 5 darn hours. Please advise on how to let go without any hangups....lol

12 comments:

Adrienne said...

Awww, it's a cute skirt. That is my FAVORITE new look pattern! I have made THREE skirts with it! LOL

Mary Sarah said...

I know what you mean ... all that work and it's not right. Well, I think it looks pretty good! I'm no expert but have you tried irong the (@#) out of it? Iron the seams and stretchint the fabric a little, only if the fabric is a cotton. If not cotton, iron with a t-towel over the fabric. 2nd thing, go to pattern review and ask for suggestions. I wish I could be of more help. I think your skirt looks good. I like the hem you did on it!

Christie said...

I swear to god, sewing is more stressful that knitting and crocheting combined!

Cas... said...

Hang in there girl! I know sewing can be a pain at times. Hopefully someone with some expertise will be able to help you with the wonky seam.

Sheila said...

Thanks for indulging my silliness....lol

@Adrienne - I love the pattern too.

@Mary Sarah - I did iron (@#) of it...lol

@Christie - and you are so right about that

@ Cas... I'm still hanging in there with both hands mind you...lol

I need to stop being so dayumm cheap and just move on, the skirt cost was only $7.00... lol.

Valerie said...

I would say that if you're unhappy with it then you won't wear it anyway because you'll always be criticizing how it falls or drapes. So despite the fact it took you 5 hours, you could dedicate another 5 hours to making one that is equally as pretty and you'll have no problems flaunting. A creation in the closet is as bad as a creation in the garbage.

Virtuous said...

Girl you know I don't know nothing about sewing! So it looks good to me! LOL

Andrea said...

It looks good from the pictures. I agree with Valerie, if you don't like it, you won't wear it. You could always undo the parts it's funky with a seam ripper and stitch it over, or better yet, long tops are in right now, wear your longest one, or make a shear skirt to go over that skirt, that way you still see the print, it will make it dressy though.

anna said...

Whew, I don't know what to say! I'd probably chuck it, get sad/frustrated for a bit, and then jump right back into making another skirt!

gold said...

Why do we keep on going when our sewing machine say STOP STOP!!!!I have been there and done that!!Sometimes I take it a loose and start all over and sometimes I don't.I tell myself that I am the only one that can see my mistakes.

Girl wear that skirt it looks good!!!Just make another one later.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Well if you really want to selvedge it...try a big organza bow. Wrap it around the waist to cover the top of the wonky side seams and tie it in the front. Between the bow and the hem no one will notice the side seams. That way you can call it a "wearable muslin" and your next one would be the "wearable" garment!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the suggestions... I may try my hand at Carolyn's suggestion and see if its doable.