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Still not finished

2011 October 15
by elizabeth_admin

Yes, I am referring to the Cashmere Goddess which will now be forever after known as the Cashmere Curse.  Why you ask?  How I can not be finished already with my previously beloved burnt orange cashmere corduroy?  Well, let me explain…

I have been hounded by sewing demons every step of the way in my torturously slow make of this skirt:

  • The ill-considered idea of moving the zipper from CB to side seam, thereby dooming myself to inserting it multiple times due to fitting issues and user error
  • The problems I had interfacing my facing and corduroy (user error again and Pam Erny to the rescue thankfully!)
  • Lack of time and too tired to sew (we all know what happens when you sew tired, right?)

And now, my most recent cross to bear?  Sewing the lining exactly as I sewed the skirt.  Sounds correct, right?  NOPE!  I should have sewed it in mirror image to the skirt.  Those of you wise in the ways of lining garments without instructions know almost reflexively that linings should be constructed in the exact opposite as the fashion fabric as the “right” side faces your body, not away, as the garment does.

My Cashmere Curse skirt’s slit is over my right leg.  My lining?  Yep, you guessed it.  Its slit is over my left leg.

As you can probably empathize, I am really “thrilled” to unpick all those stitches and resew the front lining piece.  I can tell you this though, I will not be resewing the darts.  They’ve already been sewn twice (don’t ask why) and I don’t think the lining fabric can take another unpicking and resewing without weakening the fabric.  So the darts of the lining will be a “design feature” on the right side of the lining.

So that my friends, is what I am going to be doing today, unpicking stitches.

Here are my skirt and lining begging to be joined together.  Hopefully, they will be really soon because my social life is out of town this weekend.   😉

Happy sewing everyone!
One Response leave one →
  1. annie permalink
    October 15, 2011

    Should have given it to Karen…

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