Monday, March 23, 2009

Cutting, But No Sewing!

Man, oh Man! Work is still getting in the way of my creativity. We've received upgrade, patch, after patch on the four servers that host our application. So the entire team has been load testing, reporting bugs, working three weekends straight. And I am TIRED!

I had big plans to work on my niece's outfit this weekend, but it just didn't happen. So after church and work I forced myself to do something creativity. Afraid of ruining something at the sewing machine, I decided to cut a few dresses for myself. Guess what, I messed up. While cutting a dress on a "just enough" piece of fabric, I cut the back skirt on the fold side of the fabric. When I realized the mistake, it was too late to switch the front skirt. To save the dress I added seam allowance to the center front of the skirt. Maybe I'll do a mock flat fold seam so it will look like it was on purpose.

Hopefully, I'll finish up my niece's jacket this week. It's half done. Another niece decided to go with a different pattern after fitting the muslin from the first pattern. Her mom brought the "new" pattern and the lining for her dress last night.

At the beginning of the year I had BIG plans to tackle the ever growing collection of UFO's. Needless to say it's increasing not decreasing. I need a month off work. lol

Happy Sewing!


  1. So glad I'm not the only making cutting mistakes.

  2. You sound like me. Why couldn't you just cut down the center of the fold? I'm sure whatever you do will be just perfect. I am dreading cutting this darn prom dress out for my daughter, but I know I need to get a move on it, so that I won't rush through it.

  3. cutting mistakes are why I never cut out when I am tired!

  4. ahhhh ... Cennetta .- understand you ... I need a vacation. Best wishes to you. hugs, Paco

  5. It sounds like you're just a little overwhelmed right now. It will get better.

  6. Yea, just too much on your plate. Don't you hate it when work gets in the way of sewing. :)



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