I will not give up! Sewing Foibles Part II

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I’m on the quest to make the perfect fitting pair of pants. I tore apart the ones I already had, my favorite green pants, and made a pattern from them. I was so enthusiastic.

It did not go so well. As usual, when I sew, I tend to always do something backwards or inside out. The first 50 times I did this, I chalked it up to beginner’s ignorance, but now that I’ve been sewing for 20 years, I think it is just something that happens when I sew. I always do it, I always get frustrated and think that I was just not meant to sew, but I never quit. Oh well.

Take my new pants for instance.

First of all, the entire pants were made inside out, as I early on discovered I was using the wrong side of the fabric but did not have the patience to start over. The pattern pieces I had created did not magically come together, so there was many a turmoilious moment as I had to figure out what was wrong. I never did. I just kept sewing. And lo and behold, as I tried the lovely things on, I discovered that the waistband was sewn upside down, so that the waist flares out at the top. Arrrgh! Oh well.

The only sewing project I have ever done that went 100% smoothly the pillowcases I gave to my family as gifts this Christmas. I guess it’s pretty hard to screw up a rectangle.

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January 4, 2009

2 Responses to I will not give up! Sewing Foibles Part II

  1. RachelMM says:

    :( I’m sorry! Tell you what, bring your pant pattern to CA with you and we WILL get it working perfectly!

  2. Mary says:

    Oh! That would rock!
    And so will all the music we are going to make!

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