20 May 2008

When Bad Things Happen to Good Seamstresses

I'm sewing three skirts for Tina so she doesn't have to pay $80 for one. Aren't I a good friend? OK, anyway, I'm sewing and cutting and sewing and contemplating and I realize that I'm sewing with the wrong side of the fabric as the right side of the fabric. I really did use all my seamstress powers to try to determine the right side of the fabric correctly. I believe I am horribly wrong. Which means that I must take out pleats, hems and seams to correct this problem. It's a good thing I haven't done things like iron on interfacing and sew in the zipper.

Right side.

Wrong side.

It looks fine with the outside as the inside and if I was sewing it for myself I'd probably just leave it, but since it's for Tina I better go so I can fix this mess.

7 comments:

Marie said...

I can sorta tell that the right side is the right side and wrong side is the wrong side, but it's really hard. Especially, since I can't click on the picture and do a better inspection on a super magnified view.

Tina said...

:-)
You rock, Jo.
Admit it,though... you are just trying to guilt me into buying you some more spotted dick...

Joanna said...

ROTFL!!!!! Um...no that's OK, you can keep it for yourself.

Johanna said...

Oh, I would just cry! I'd probably throw something, too!

Joanna said...

It's hard to tell the difference, isn't it. I flipped and flipped and flipped the fabric over before I ever cut it out and still I got it wrong. But I watched Emma last night while I ripped out every single last stitch and now the fabric is waiting to be ironed and re-sewn. That was half the battle. The first half was actually picking up the seam ripper. Now it's done and the rest is fun.

Meagan said...

lol... you are such a good friend.

Meagan said...

I guess I can see the difference. It is hard to tell in the pictures, but I think it has to do with the middle part in between the pattern channels... in the right side it is all together, in the wrong side it has a extra stripe in the middle between the channels.