Do you ever feel like we “think” in our sleep? I know I do. I woke up this morning with the feeling that there was something wrong with the flower girl dress. The first thing I had to do today was get out my seam ripper. Again. I think this relationship I have with it has gone way beyond Best Friend to “It’s A Complicated Relationship”. It is definitely a love-hate relationship going on–IT loves me so much it wants to me to spend all my time with it, and I HATE it so much I feel like I could stab its eyes out with a seam ripper.
I had to take apart the seams I sewed up yesterday on the sides because while I was sleeping, I thought that I had put the lining on wrong. Well, the fact that I had stitched it to the any part of the dress yet at all was a mistake. So, rip rip rip. After that, I went back to the sewing machine, and sewed the side panels to the front of the skirt. OK, so that was easy, and I was ready to pin the bodice to the skirt, and sew it together. Except that when I started pinning, there was not enough skirt, or way too much bodice. How in the heck could that be?
I picked up the pattern instructions and read them again, for the 40th time. It didn’t tell me anything about where I went wrong. Then as I was sitting there, just looking at the pictures in the instructions, it hit me. I didn’t have enough seams in the skirt. Which meant I didn’t have enough PIECES of the skirt.
I took out all the pattern pieces again, and looked at them carefully, and sure enough, THIS piece says CUT 4! You see, it had a skirt side front and a skirt side back. To correct this error, I had to cut 2 more pieces of the skirt, and 2 more pieces of the lining. Then I had to rip out the stitching on the skirt and lining that already been done. Where I stand right now, is that the dress is LESS complete today than it was yesterday. And I am thinking of breaking up with my seam ripper.