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.
:( I’m sorry! Tell you what, bring your pant pattern to CA with you and we WILL get it working perfectly!
Oh! That would rock!
And so will all the music we are going to make!