Saturday, July 12, 2014

Whine. Whine. Whine.

I've been on a roll so of course, the inevitable was bound to happen. 

When I was deciding on my mini wardrobe I saw a super cute outfit (that I can't find now) with a kelly green blazer and lime jeans. So that was the basis of my mini wardrobe. 

Well today I got ready to cut my pants and after cutting the back piece went to rearrange the fabric to cut the front and realized my error. 

When I pulled the fabric out it was folded cut end to cut end. I folded it "the right way"; selvedge to selvedge. 

Sigh. 

It's a stretch twill. The stretch runs parallel to the selvedge (instead of perpendicular). So my pants were cut with lengthwise stretch. 

I have no desire to finish the mini wardrobe now. Super melodramatic I know...but I don't. I've gone through my stash to see if there's another fabric I'd like to substitute and there is not. I don't have anything with that same oomph as the kelly/lime pairing. 

I'm very 'woe is me' about it all. 

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  1. I hate when things like that happen :( I get so stressed out before I cut into just about any piece of fabric just for reasons like that. Hope you find something equally inspiring soon!

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  2. So sorry to hear about this...but...you are an amazing seamstress, and I have full faith that you will recover well!!! If it helps, I love what you have made so far!!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! The most troubling part is that fully killed my mojo. I did not touch my machine the rest of the weekend :(

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  3. Oh no, that sucks! But you know, if you just let go it won't matter because you'll sew up something even better later

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  5. That sucks. Thanks for sharing your experience so that we can try to avoid making the same error.

    Consider making a tnt shirt or knit elastic waist skirt to get your mojo flowing again.

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    1. Thanks RatRace! Yes. I am thinking I need to a do an instant gratification project!

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  6. I'm so sorry - I can just feel your disappointment. Sewing can be a roller coaster can't it?

    Could you eak a skirt out of the yardage that's left? You really rock a mini skirt.

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    1. Thank you Mary! My husband thought I was being dramatic but he doesn't get it! :)

      No, I tried to see if there was enough yardage to do anything but of course I'd cut out the back pattern piece; the largest piece, first.

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  7. What a bummer. I don't suppose the fabric was from a source where you can obtain more from easily?

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    1. From FabricMart and they are all out.

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  8. Dear Kish.

    TTSU.

    Also, I'd like a drapey top (the white one you wore with the tiny shorts). Please and thank you.

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    1. Hahahahaha! I tried all weekend to ttsu and I couldn't! Wahhhhhh!

      Those shorts are totally not tiny! LOL! Hmmm...maybe you'll start wearing blouses too...

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  9. There is no quitting!! You may pout but back at it you fo....

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  10. Oooooooh nooooo! Kelly and lime sounds so cool.

    Does your fabric have any stretch in the opposite direction from the selvage- meaning cross grain? If so, that bit of wiggle room, plus sewing with the legs with the narrowest seam allowances might save the day. Hope so. Hugs.

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    1. It was going to be epic Wendy! LOL!

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  11. I am so sorry, I know this is sooooooooooooo frustrating.. When this happens to me,I set it aside for awhile, do some other sewing... and then come back.. Usually ,you will see some thing else , that can work for the mini wardrobe [or I visit a fabric store...and I am SURELY to find fabric that will woe me.hahahaha]. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks Judy. I'm going to finish up my "unselfish sewing" and see if any inspiration strikes.

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  12. Oh nooooo :( Is there enough left to eek out some shorts maybe? :( Man, that just really sucks. I totally understand why you'd feel like throwing in the towel altogether.

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    1. Thanks westmoon. No...no extra yardage.

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  13. Times like this is when you become the most creative. You can do it-I have faith in you!

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  14. Sorry. I'm sure when you come back to it you'll find something else to substitute. I think you've got a pretty big stash!
    I've just had yet another wadder (sewanneuk.blogspot.co.uk) but at least I can console myself that I'm not wasting the time in finishing it! It's going, as is the rest of the fabric I had left over and possibly the pattern. That's a good feeling.

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    1. Thanks Anne!

      1) I love that pattern; produces such a great little top. You are right. You have to keep right on going!

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  15. Nakisha~~ Everyone here probably knows the nauseating sensation of finding a cutting error. It is horrible. I've only ever been able to sulk for days. Maybe turn that whine, whine, whine into wine, wine, wine? Then channel Tim Gunn and make it work!

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    1. I'm trying Ruthie. I'm trying!!! :-)

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  16. Oh no :( That stinks. Ugh. I feel the pain. I've been on a downward streak lately too. It can wear on you. You will turn it around in no time :)

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    1. I think I actually cried a little tear or two!

      I think I'm going to just finish my sewing plans for July and if I have a mini wardrobe out of the pieces when I'm done...so be it!

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  17. Oh no! I really wanted to see your finished mini wardrobe. I hate it when that happens.

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  18. I did something like that a couple of weeks ago. I was so frustrated I haven't been back to the cutting table since then. But you know what? So what! So once in awhile it doesn't work out, but the rest of the time, we get a lot of enjoyment out of sewing, and out of the clothes we make. Chalk it up as a dumb mistake and go forward. That's what I'm doing!

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    1. So true Annette! I know, logically, not to be bothered.

      I am moving forward with the rest of my July sewing plans!

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  19. I have had plenty of those end of the world moments with sewing, so I can feel for you here. I find the best thing is to just move on, like Annette does. Maybe a new mini wardrobe one day, without the pressure of the PR deadline. Maybe find some more fabric and complete this one, but not for the deadline.

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  20. Can you squeeze a pair of crop pants or shorts out of the remaining fabric?

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  21. This reminds me of something I did when i first started sewing. I cut the dress patterns on unfolded fabric, ended up cutting the same piece in the same direction. I ended up scrapping the dress bodice and made a skirt. Which is my favorite skirt.

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  22. Aha! So good to see I'm not the only one who sulks after a sewing fail. I personally think it's good to take time to mourn the garment that will never be. Hopefully, though, you didn't trash the fabric???? After some time and some successful makes, you might find another purpose for it.

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