Thursday, December 1, 2011
This pile of nothing is the wool and rayon jersey that I paid too much money for in Santa Fe. I'm done with it, enough is enough.
I washed it in preparation for cutting...and the grain got wonky.
And yet, I soldiered on. I decided it was too thin for my original project. OK, fine. And I picked an alternate pattern.
...which took just a wee bit more fabric than I had. But still, I kept going and made it work.
Then I sat down at the serger and could not thread the lower looper. The BabyLock air-jet threading had gone kaput at that setting...
Yet I still kept going, and figured out an alternate way to thread it (note to self, remember to always check the accessory pack for your machine). That long wire with the loop on the end? Guess what that's for!
I'm at the machine, making samples. So far so good, they look great. I pick up the front pattern piece to start sewing...
And discover 2 holes at the center front of the top. I considered mending them for about 30 seconds before giving up.
Enough is enough. I'm done. This fabric is beautiful but cursed, and I will not waste any more of my time with it.
I know there are those of you out there who'll try to come up with ways for me to salvage this project. I appreciate it, but please don't. I will not feel comfortable wearing this garment given the condition of the fabric, so I'll trash it and move on. After all, it's not like I don't have other fabrics to work with. And I have 2 other projects cut out and ready to go, courtesy of last Sunday's Material Girls gathering.
Live and learn...