Friday, October 1, 2010

Perseverance

Today's project needed a dose of perseverance. It was a remake of a long forgotten maxi dress that I think never ever got worn.  I loved the fabric, so I repurposed it into Butterick 5497 view A. Seemed like a rather straightforward pattern, but I ended up ripping more than I sewed today.  Stupid moves like wondering why my serger safety chain stitch was horrible coming right from being serviced.  I re-threaded and changed thread and lastly changed my needle since I couldn't remember the last time I changed it.  Does anyone else do that? I left mid rip to take dinner to the boys at the firehouse, and thought I would just let it be since I couldn't get it right earlier in spite of all my best efforts. I couldn't leave it alone, so I spent a couple hours and stitched out the top I imagined it could be.  It looks better on my body than Valentine, but I'm too tired to play model. Now I have a new top to wear tomorrow as I work my double shift.

3 comments:

gwensews said...

That's a pretty color. You should enjoy wearing this new top, and didn't it feel good to sew again?

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I like the fabric! Glad you managed to salvage a great new top from the previous unworn dress.

Summerset said...

Oh, gorgeous fabric. I'm glad you've made something you'll truly wear out of it.