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Stupid things I’ve done while sewing O&S patterns

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    needlewoman @needlewoman

    Oh, lots of sympathy RTWG!! Sometimes, it’s just hard to believe how things can go wrong even when you’re trying really hard NOT to make mistakes. And yes, ripping out buttonholes is the pits!! As for a school wardrobe v. a school uniform, I think it’s about 6 of one, and half a dozen of the other re. the pros and cons of both. At least with your own things, you can make them and don’t have to buy anything that requires drycleaning.

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    @roundtheworldgirl

    Today I made two right-hand mittens from the LTTS pattern. As they are for my 8-month-old I did not bother to fix them. His next pair won’t have any thumbs.

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    cybele727 @cybele727

    Sewing the library dress, I sewed the collar without sewing the back part closed, so when I sewed it together I had raw collar edges at the back of the dress. Had to rip and resew. Bummer.

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    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I was just darning some jeans and found I had sewn another section of the jeans into the darn! Thankfully I was using a zigzag to darn the hole with so while not easy it was not a super difficult unpick. At least that confirms the strength of the machine!

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    Robin @Robin

    I didn’t thread my bobbin properly. That’s what I discovered after I took my machine apart, cleaned it, played with the tension, rethreaded everything, had a mild panic attack, put on lipstick, and took my machine back to the dealer. All the time wondering where I was going to find the money and time to have my machine fixed. Am so grateful the dealer took 2 minutes to look at my machine. Felt rather silly, but am oh so happy with the results.

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I love that you put your lippy on!

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    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I’m glad it was a cheap and fast fix!

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    dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    I have finally been doing some sewing, today a sea shore sun dress. I’ve just been sat in the front room picking through a bag of buttons while eating sweets with a Kate Bush documentary on in the Background. I got so distracted I just tried to eat a button rather than a sweet. It hurt. Relieved I didn’t attempt to sew a sweet on the sun dress!

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Hilarious! Glad you didn’t crack a tooth. There would have been Wuthering Heights style wailing from you too!!

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    needlewoman @needlewoman

    Talk about “please don’t eat the daisies”- applies to buttons, too. Very sweet, and funny.

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    cybele727 @cybele727

    For the garden party, I sewed the shoulder straps to the skirt back instead of the yoke. It was a very what the heck moment. I even checked for errata! Haha.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Carefully pinning the whole length of the side seam of a jersey dress cut from finicky, slinky fabric … to my pant leg, as it turned out.

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    Jane @jesims

    Sarvi, I feel so much better knowing I am not the only one to pin myself to a seam. I do it all the time! 🙂

    Jane

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Almost snorted my morning coffee out my nose!!!

    I love this thread.

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Ahhh, at least you didn’t stitch it!

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