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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Rethinking the Patrones blouse


Since I started working on this blouse with this particular tight weave poly woven, I have had to force myself to work on it. I don't like the feel of the fabric and I was concerned about the wear since I don't like wearing poly silky wovens (cold in the winter, hot in the summer). Yesterday I noticed that one of the center front pieces had a defect, about 5 lines of color variation. I still forced myself to continue since I figures if I hadn't noticed it until now I could probably get away with it. I started finishing the armholes with the bias strips and then I noticed that no matter how careful I was so that my hand stitches didn't show on the right side (it wasn't an option to topstitch the bindings down) they were showing; the fabric has such a tight weave that is impossible to grab just a strand.

So I say "Basta!", my time is too precious to waste on an activity I'm not enjoying to produce a less than stellar garment. I'm moving on!!! I will however reuse the Patrones pattern I really like the fit and it will be pretty with a different fabric.

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Since I don't like pictureless posts, the above was the only thing sewing related that I found in my Yellowstone vacation. It was a picture hanging along with the many guns on display at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming.

2 comments:

  1. Sometimes you just have to cut your losses.

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  2. Knowing when to fold 'em is an important sewing skill. Next one will be better.

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