Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
Right, so I guess I am just very good at not listening. It's nearly noon and I haven't eaten breakfast. I was just noticing the slight tremor indicating low blood sugar when I also noticed I had sewn a piece in backwards. OKAY! I hear you! I'll go eat something. Sheesh!
Uh huh...me too...although I did have cereal, the energy of that ran out about a half hour ago. So what did I have? Milk and cookies. Iddiot!
But at least I did come back up to discover that I hadn't infact forgotten how to sew. The fuckers got the directions wrong. I hate when they do that; what would inexperienced sewers who really *depend* on directions do?
It's a self-faced pocket (Simplicity 5035, the civil war trousers) so that once you sew the pocket flap down the front facing must be on the other side of the pocket...well, it's impossible to describe. But when something in sewing confuses *me* this much...sheesh! I'm just glad to realize that they're the ones who got the directions wrong...thought I was losing my mind!
|Date:||December 30th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)|| |
The directions are wrong? Wait, you can't see the panic shake in that. Yeah, if the directions aren't right, how IS a novice sewer supposed to figure things out?! Perhaps this is something you should write to Simpicity about?
Oh, trust me....I intend to! Hell, I may rewrite the damned things so somebody logical could follow them!
I had that happen with a McCall's pattern. I was making a Renaissance wedding dress last year and it had a faux under-dress on the bodice (full underskirt on the bottom, don't ask!) and the way they had the directions written, you ended up with the right side of the bodice INSIDE the left. I figured it out but man, what a PITA!
Yep, that's why I never use 'em...commercial patterns for Ren garb. They're not historically accurate, often saying, 'Renaissance' on one side of the pattern and 'Medieval' on the other. HELLO...um, that's about two centuries apart!
Anyway, that's a soapbox of mine for during Costume class in academies...
Oh, I know they're not historically accurate and, since it was late notice for a Halloween wedding and I had one month to complete the damn thing, I wasn't real worried about historical accuracy to be honest. She just wanted a pretty. And it was pretty when it was done. Just a PITA to do. :)
The groom and his men were all vampires, the bride and her maids all renaissimulacrums.... The marriage over in less than a year. Made me feel REAL good about doing all that work for her. *sigh*
Ye gods! That reminds me of the Renaissance-Cavalier-Victorian wedding I did once.
I'll have to right a book someday about my years in the bridal industry...