Friday, August 6, 2010
So, I have a whole new appreciation for sewers who post tutorials on their blogs. I had a brilliant (I thought) and easy (I thought) idea for using those lovely pink plaid pants. This tank top idea will be so simple, I'll make a tutorial for my new sewing blog! My mind was all made up, I calculated everything in my head, the camera sat ready. And then I started measuring and cutting and walking step-by-step through the process. It wasn't pretty!!! The camera pictures blurred in the bad light. I cut the pieces too small because my calculations were flawed (not surprising considering that the moment I start doing math, my brain moves in slow motion and my eyes glaze over). The plaid in the fabric was printed off-kilter and the stripes came out cockeyed. My methods were squirrely. The serger bunched. The natives awoke. They got restless...
It was all I could do to salvage my dignity enough to rethink, recalculate, recut, resew and complete the dang shirt - tutorial or no tutorial! It actually turned out cute. I'll take a pic of it tomorrow when the sun is out and the natives are sleeping. I've had enough punishment for one day. Here's a teaser from the ill-fortuned tutorial. Maaaayyyybbeee, someday, we'll revisit the tutorial idea. Or maybe it's better that I don't teach anyone anything, ever again.