Saturday, February 19, 2011

FNSI the *ahem* results...

Sometimes I amaze even myself with how little I can do before I just say forget it and move on. Last nigth I decided that I would work on a top pattern from the Ottobre woman 2 2010 issue. It's a very easy top. One that should have took me all of 30 minutes. So, do you think i'm supprised that it's not done? Don't be, because i'm not.

So, here's what happened. I think. I cut my pattern and fabric, sewed the side and shoulder seams, THEN I went against my better judgement and decided to finsh the top per the Ottobre directions. WHich is to baste clear eleastic to the armholes, then turn once and stitch with a double needle.

I don't understand this technique. It makes everything look so handmade. Now, don't get me wrong, sometimes the handmade look is ok, but this isn't one of those times. I tried to sew on the elastic, and all it did was bunch up my seam. So, I had to unpick it all, and that's where my sewjo went away. I'm going to try to get back to it tonight. And this time I won't waste my time on a technique I know I can't make work. Personally, I like facings or bands that are serged on.

I did get a bunch of tracing done yesterday afternoon, so the who day wasn't lost.

6 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

I know how you feel... I get "feelings" about pattern directions and have to fight the urge to follow them because SURELY they know better than I do... *lol* Naw... I am forever changing things to make it easier/better... and I never regret it...

Hang in there... you'll get the elastic thing figured out...

supermom said...

Sometimes when things like that happen, it's just best to take a break. That way when you get back at it, the frustration with the project has passed and you can enjoy finishing it.

Angie said...

patterns are sometimes very hard to read! At least you got a night to sew.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

I certainly understand how frustrating this can be! I've run up against knitting patterns that had me baffled. It's a good idea to step away from it for a while.
But you did get some work accomplished :)

stitchsister said...

"Sewjo" ha! Mind if I use that one? I'd love to have an Ottobre magazine - it seems like it's all full of eye candy. I haven't made any clothing for myself since I was a teenager so my hat's off to you. Sorry you didn't get it done but now you have a project for next Friday, right?

Tina said...

Actually, I was able to finish the top on Saturday. It took me all of a half an hour. I did it my way though the second time. I suspect that's why it's done now! lol

Oh, and congrats Supermom on your FNSI win!