Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sometimes, Sewing isn't fair

I'm making another coat (same pattern as my aqua coat, different fabric) and I had the entire thing done but the lining, and was going to do machine buttonholes.  Then I saw Julia Bobbin's tutorial and decided to use her method of bound buttonholes instead.

But sometimes things just don't go as planned. Practice button hole:

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Beautiful! Real button holes on coat?

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What the hell? I've never seen shittier button holes in my life! I don't know what happened. I ended up having to cut a new panel, take apart the entire coat, and redo the button holes. They are still meh. This is the worst looking one. Uneven lips, doesn't meet in the middle.

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Ad the "best". Lips are at least even, but there is still a gap.

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I don't know why my practice ones are always so lovely, and my real ones are garbage. Psyching myself out? Who knows. I am not doing bound button holes again for a while. I was super upset yesterday about potentially ruining my coat. Things are somewhat back on track and I am hoping to have it done to wear tomorrow. We'll see.

4 comments:

  1. Sewing is so unfair sometimes! You can obviously do amazing bound buttonholes, your test ones prove that. So maybe you just need to believe in yourself more when in comes to the real thing!?! Anyway, I still think you've managed to save it and I bet it ends up looking as amazing as your aqua version!

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  2. That is such a disappointment. Sometimes my worry about failing on my projects and feeling it was all a waste keeps me from even starting them and they don't leave the daydreaming phase. But that's no good either. Better to have tried.

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  3. What a shame! You practice one looks perfect. Time for a deep breath, and sew on...

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  4. This post made me laugh. I don't know why bound buttonholes work that way, but you are right, it never fails that the practice ones are perfect and the actual sewn-into-the-garment ones look like crap. I like to console myself with the fact that at least most of the time buttons will be hiding them...;)

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