A tale of two legs and revenge sewing
Did you hear the one about the seamstress who sewed two left legs? Yeah, me neither. You know why? Because it’s not funny when you sew two left legs. And this is why… Because then you only have two left legs and no more fabric. Because you remember that you bought the end of the roll when you originally bought the fabric and now you want to cry. Nope, not a laughing matter at all. So now the two left legs mock me from their crumpled pile on my sewing table as I move them around to cut out my student’s weekly projects. They mock me, I tell you.
So in my ignominious state, I decided to revenge sew. Yes, that’s right, I said revenge sew. I got out my trusty S5271 baseball tee pattern and proceeded to sew up a super cute top. How do you feel now, two left legs? Still trying to mock me? I showed you! I now have a cute top and there’s nothing you can do about it.
But let me backtrack a bit… A few weeks ago, Susan from Knitters-delight and I decided on the spur of the moment to meet up at the National City Swap Meet to see what the LA jobbers had brought. We went to my favorite stall and found some really good fabrics for a steal. There was some great Italian linen, and super cute knits. I bought two knit prints that were super stretchy and soft, and bonus, had a NYC vibe. One even said New York on it. I made out like a fabric bandit. So did Susan, I might add. We had a good old bitch session, caught up on each other’s lives, and bought lots of fabric. Sounds like a perfect day, doesn’t it? Ahhhh…
So fast forward to the two left leg debacle and you know I needed some therapy. And that’s how revenge sewing came to my rescue.
And that, my friends, is how you return back to the land of garment sewing after a super long hiatus. Revenge sewing. Of course, my pals Jeanette and Sherril also helped me figure out proportions for this tee. Since the fabric was super stretchy, I needed to rejigger the sizing a bit and the raglan sleeves had me a little stumped. And now the shirt is a little on the short side. Revenge’s revenge? You be the judge. I did get a few unsolicitations when I wore it though, so I think the revenge worked.
The other fabric I bought might be too similar to this print to use the same baseball tee pattern again. I might have to think up a different pattern for it.
Anyway, I highly recommend revenge sewing after a wadder. It is extremely satisfying.
Do you revenge sew? Did you get sweet satisfying revenge? Do tell!