This week let’s start something new — #fridaysewfail confession time! This is where you get to share a recent sewing fail, receive community absolution, and immediately head out for a start-of-the-weekend adult beverage. I’ll go first, and then I can get on with celebrating the weekend. 😉
OK, I wasn’t literally drinking while I was serging the elastic on the waist of this simple ruffle-tiered fabric, but the result kinda looks like I might have had one lemon drop too many, right? 😉
Sometimes we all get into the mindset that “this is so simple I don’t even have to <pin it>, <measure it>, <baste it>, <change to the correct needle>, <insert the sewing job of your choice>”. Or we actually only have 30 minutes during the day to sew, because the rest of the time is occupied with work, child-rearing, housework, sleeping, etc.
This ruffled knit fabric totally seduced me into the “I can whip this skirt up in 30 minutes” state of mind. And I did stitch it up about that fast. But bloody hell, it is far from my best work. The ruffles line up pretty well on the seam, but would you take a close look at the elastic serging job? Geez Louise. One.Hot.Mess. Did I mention there is no hem in this fabric because a) it is a knit and does not ravel, and b) the ruffly bits on sewn onto the mesh layer are already finished!
Whatever. I am not going to rip out serging and redo it. I rarely do the “tops tucked” thing, so no one will be the wiser. Except y’all. 😉
Come on, your turn. Did you have something to share for this week’s #fridaysewfail ?
Happy sewing, and enjoy a Pimm’s cocktail on me this weekend!