Just like after a car wreck when your driving mojo goes out the window, the same thing happens with sewing mojo.
Last week I made a wearable muslin for oldest daughter based on her height in an Ottobre pattern. It doesn’t fit. Not even close. After all that tracing, sewing – nothing.
While making it, I tried to replace the blade in my serger so I could use it for the seams, and couldn’t quite get it lined up right, so I took her in for a tune up and to have the blade aligned.
I got her back in 5 days. I was excited. I went shopping. Found Olfa and Gutermann for 40% off. Got 4 yards of linen. I bought an easy pattern – which I realized I got the wrong size, but that’s ok, I can grade an easy pattern!
I had planned upon the serger’s return the simplest of all patterns, that one I just bought in the wrong size: lounge pants for the man. In the linen. While linen is soooo buttah, it frays like a mothahfuckah. So…, duh, serger.
My serger just eats up the linen, drops the second needle thread….I’m a mess. If I knew this, I would have planned French seams. I try and try, but it’s just making a my fabric and me into a huge fucked up mess.
I tried and tried to fix it. I rethreaded, I changed needles – if you have a serger, you know that sometimes even when it doesn’t seem like the fix, it will fix, but she does this:
That’s the inside needle thread right there. The tension gear is really loose. No matter what I do, it won’t tighten.
I can overlock on my Viking, but who on this earth wants to spend the time using the overlock stitch on a sewing machine? YAWN. But I did it.
I was set into such a funk, I actually sewed the wrong pant legs together, then sewed the back to the back, and I could not get a button hole to start at the correct point for the LIFE of me….and holy shit I did NOT grade that pattern down enough…
I put the linen pants in the throat of my machine (choke on it!) and walked away after staying with it far too long.
I painted my nails. Wet paint on nails helps prevent the urge from starting up again too soon.
At least I can still do that right.