Friday, May 28, 2010

It's So Sad.

Have you ever seen anything so sad?

Remember this?
Here's what happened. This is some of that special, untouchable, waiting-for-the-perfect-garment fabric that I bought when I had visions of becoming a real, live, shy but famous fashion designer. It's been patiently waiting for more than 10 years. Three years ago I made my first just-break-down-and-sew-it garment from one of my really old patterns that I'd made before and loved. Well, the pattern didn't age very well and the jacket just looked goofy. This is the first time it's been seen in public.

Then I found the Butterick pattern. Made it, wore it, loved it. One day I tried it on with a cotton blouse and it felt a little snug. The next time I went to pull it out to wear AAAAHHHHHH!!! The fabric must have simply given out when I tried it on with the blouse. Maybe I'll try to convert it into a long vest (which I'm kind of diggin' lately). But for now, I'm still getting over the shock. I invested so much hope, so much love, so many beautiful possibilities on this fabric that it will definitely take time to recover. Lesson: Don't wait for the ultimate special garment to use your good fabric!! It's just fabric. Make your garment then go out and buy some more! (Yea, like I need to tell you to buy more fabric :))

Okay, this is the last of the sad news.

Just in case you can't tell, those are spider webs on the thread guide for my industrial. Enough said.


gwensews said...

Oh, no! Your poor coat! And arghhh--the spider MUST be stopped!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

I'm speechless. I am trying to use the fabric that has been marinating in my stash for years. It seems so daunting that I am tempted to buy new fabric. So far, I haven't bought any this year.
New mantra: use what I have, use what I have.
I love the idea of a longish vest. I think that would be very chic.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh man, that is a good lesson. I am so sorry about your beautiful coat, though.