Saturday, October 31, 2009

Like, How???

Okay, so I'm putting together a mock-up for my spencer jacket-- I think I got the redrafting thing figured out-- and I was sewing the sides together when I realized that something was really weird. The side back pieces were not matching up right. Then I figured it out:

The back is supposed to look like this:

The side back seams are supposed to grow wider towards the waist. SOMEHOW (???) I sewed on one of the side back pieces upside down! (See how it gets smaller towards the bottom and is bunched up at the top because it's not right on with the lining piece below it?
Yeah... seamstresses do some very silly things without realizing it.
Oh well. It wasn't as stupid as when I sewed a pin in between the two layers of my bodiced petticoat and couldn't get it out because it was closed in by the lining and the main fabric. :-P

At least this was just a mockup. I think I am ready to start with the fashion material. *Gulp* Wish me luck! :-)

6 comments:

Caroline said...

Don't feel to bad, I have sewn things in upside down too!

Avonlea_dreamer said...

hehe amen! seems like EVERY time I sew something, SOMETHING goes on upside down or inside out. Good luck on this one though!

Rebekah said...

I make mistakes sewing all the time ... I am still trying to figure out how to become the seamstress that can complete a garment with only one mistake and who can avoid the need to pull out an entire row of stitches every time she decides to sew!!

That's funny about the pin ... I couldn't help but laugh ... it puts me in mind of the time that I sewed a waist tie wrong side out ... :p

To the KING be all the glory!
Rebekah

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

Shannon said...

Oh, I've never done that! *cough* Okay, so maybe I have! ;-) What's terrible is when I sew something on the wrong way, rip it out -- and then proceed to sew it on the wrong way again! *sigh* I sometimes wonder if I have a brain... ;-)

I hope your spencer goes well, and I can't wait to see pictures of it!

Blessings,
Shannon

Sarah Jane said...

I have done similar things many times! And I too have sewed pins in between the lining and main fabric. :) What I dislike is sewing a pin in but not knowing I did so. . .until, for instance, I am at church and the pin decides to let me know of its presence with sharp little pokes!

I can't wait to see your spencer! Now I am in the mood to make one too. :)

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