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Sewing isn't for Sissys

Posted on 2007.06.12 at 00:04
I broke the needle. Let's see...two or three hours cutting and piecing together the pants and then probably another hour to figure out the bloody machine, and the needle breaks while I'm sewing. You know, as complicated as those directions were to thread the bastard you'd think they'd make it idiot proof. Seems simple enough...thread, push the pedal and move the fabric. Apparently the machine is not Bridget proof. God forbid I be able to do the "easy" part. Everyone thinks putting patterns together is the hard thing, but the patterns are the easy part. It's working the machine that's a pain in the ass. I still don't know what one of the diagrams is referring to...*sigh*


vicemage at 2007-06-12 06:06 (UTC) (Link)
Out of curiosity, what company is the pattern by, and what is the diagram? ^^
akiko_kalla at 2007-06-13 02:13 (UTC) (Link)
Butterick and it's a pair of flared pants. It was threaded wrong. Close, but just not quite right.
tsuki_rei at 2007-06-13 02:44 (UTC) (Link)
(sorry, going to be lazy and not switch out of my RP account ^^ )

Butterick patterns are a bit evil, imo. ^^ They're not usually the easiest things to work with. (Part of my FMA military uniform is made from Butterick patterns, and the pants are miserable things... They don't fit even though they should be a full size large on me.) Most of the time, I go to Simplicity first, since they're normally straightforward.
akiko_kalla at 2007-06-13 06:00 (UTC) (Link)
My bad, it was Simplicity. Butterick is the Kimono pattern. *blush* I was just proud that the "improvisation" I did for the most part in altering it to fit ME as opposed to a preconceived idea of a female's body actually worked. I just forgot that in pants that slip over the hips I can't go by just my waist measurement. :P
tsuki_rei at 2007-06-14 01:36 (UTC) (Link)
heehee. ^^ I use a simplicity Kimono too, which has served me well so far. But yeah, the patterns themselves are always weird sizings, and you need to go "closest guess" most of the time. ^^ There's ways to size them better by moving between sizes, but it takes a little practise.
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