Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mmmm...Almost Embarrassed to Admit This

As I shared with you yesterday, I planned to take a 5-hour Energy drink while at work so I could make significant progress on sewing my skirt - and so, I drank half a bottle as I drove home.  Once I arrived, my daughter and I took Max for a walk in the neighborhood, ate dinner and I caught up on some of my favorite blogs.  Only after all of that did I begin working on Carnival #2.

I constructed the lining and facing, pinned and then sewed them both to the skirt body.  Everything looks good, right?

Wrong!!  The skirt and lining were supposed to be sewn with right sides matching and the facing sandwiched between them.  Instead, I have wrong sides matching with the skirt sandwiched between the lining and facing.

This construction prevents me from being able to understitch the lining/facing so they will stay on the inside of the skirt.

Worse yet, it creates major bulk in the seam area once the facing is turned to the inside of the skirt.

So disappointing!  This is why you should never, ever...EVERRRRRRRR work on a project while fatigued!  I will correct my mistake, but right now, I am feeling very Scarlett O'Hara-like...

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"Fiddle dee-dee!  I'll worry about that in the morning!"

Be blessed!



  1. OMG! I so can feel your pain! Been there, done that! Glad you're going to save it though, it looks like a beautiful skirt and I wouldn't want you to lose it!

    1. Thank you so much, Myra...I'm really looking forward to its completion.