Monday, December 24, 2012

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.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

On my sewing table

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Help from a friend.

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Bound buttonhole practice using Julia Bobbin's tutorial.

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Pretty scraps from a rayon 40's dress for myself.

Busy weekend!  I addition to all the sewing, I bought a car!!!  I got a 2013 Fiat 500.  I'm in love!  I get it on Wednesday.  It's mint green with gray upholstery, white steering wheel and dashboard, and red controls.  My favorite color combo!  It's such a unique little car.

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!!!!!