|half an alma|
do you ever do something one way, get super frustrated and think "there must be a better way!" - that is me and darts. dastardly darts! so, while working on the back piece of the blouse, i was starting at the top pointy end of the dart and trying to sew straight down to the other pointy end of the dart. and it was just not going well. not cool. so when i got to the darts on the front of the blouse i decided to try sewing from the middle of the dart down to one point and then again from the middle of the dart to the other point. Bingo! much nicer. and then i had the genius idea to look in one of those books i checked out from the library. surely there was something in there about sewing darts. D'oh! right there in a book it says to start sewing the dart from the middle out instead of starting at the point! and i read the book, but i guess i forgot that bit. oops. so my front darts are nicer than my back darts. but they're in. and i stay stitched correctly this time! and then i joined the shoulder seams. and then i tried it on… and… it fits!!! (so far!)
so i'm very optimistic about it and wish i could be working on it right now. hopefully i'll make more progress tonight. but my books are due back to the library. they let me renew them twice already. and now they want them back. so i'll return them, and then wait a few days and go back and check them out, ha ha!! actually i'll see if they have a few different sewing books this time. fingers crossed for some good ones!
here's my other unfinished (abandoned) project…
|a small percentage of a tent dress|
that's my tent dress. it's going to have to wait its turn until the alma is done.
have you been frustrated while working on something and thought "there must be a better way!" …and then later you find out that there's an easy fix.