5.11.2011

Drat!


Yesterday I thought I could quickly sew up another pair of Monkey Spats and another Happy Animals shirt. Actually the pants are a little different than yesterday. These are the Monkey Spats, the wider leg without cuff is the Monkey Pant.

My problem was thinking I could sew while all three rugrats were home-awake-crying-pooping-bothering, you get the idea. On the pants above I did not intend to have the cuff serged onto the pant with the stitching showing. Turned out looking cute so I'm okay with the first blooper.


Upon first inspection everything seems fine. Not true. The lap shoulder is stitched backward. On the hanger it all seems like a slight imperfection. In reality it cannot be worn without looking plain silly. The worst part is this is not my first time to this particular rodeo. I'm pretty sure this exact same thing has happened to me FOUR TIMES! The strange thing is that it has happened with this fabric before. The giraffes must mess with my eyes.

5 comments:

Sew What Daddy said...

So true that sewing with the kids up/around is not the same thing at all! I didn't even finish a garment last night, because I tried to make it "craft night" with my 3-year old son, which involved him pulling down all the pattern pieces, unfolding my folded fabric...well, you get the picture. As for the shoulder lap shirts, I totally feel your pain. I had one I sewed on wrong that sat in my basket for 1 year before I fixed it. Ugh.

Jo @ a life in lists said...

I blame the giraffes! I know what you mean about sewing with kids - in three days with two kids I have completed one pair of (simple, elastic waist) pants and two-thirds of a t-shirt. My KCWC list is looking less likely by the minute...

Carolyn said...

The fabric is cursed!

Kimberly said...

I love it! Mistakes and all, though not if the shirt is truly unwearable. :( I thought about you pretty much all afternoon as I stitched up my VERY FIRST knit piece: a t-shirt, which I promptly burned with my iron when I applied the applique. Sweet. Regardless of the snafu, THANK YOU for giving me the inspiration to sew knits. It was 100x more enjoyable than I had thought.

Anna said...

ha, i love that. trying to sew when the kids are all awake and bothering, etc. :)

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