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Monday, June 3, 2013

Triumphs and Failures

So as many of you know the weather in Oklahoma is pretty sucky right now.  And by sucky, I mean gigantic tornadoes that want to suck away our towns.  :(  Today, I finally got back into the sewing room and attempted to get my homework revived.

I am in the middle of pattern testing and am loving this experience.  For those of you that don't know, pattern testing is when a designer drafts a pattern for a piece of clothing, etc. and calls on other sewists to try it out.  As a tester, you have to make the item, critique the process, and help the designer make the very best consumer-ready pattern that they can.  It can be grueling work for both the designer and the testers, but so far, this one is going swell!  Huzzah!

On to today's triumph - PIPING!  I did it!  I added piping in one long continuous four foot length to my top. Woo!  *waving arms around like an idiot*  It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.  Honest!  I used my zipper foot and just went slow and voila!

And then there's that stinking failure...the whole time Sweet Stella was my human mannequin for my fit tests...I WAS PUTTING THE TOP ON HER BACKWARDS.  Yup.  The entire time.  I didn't realize it until I went to chat with the other testers, saw their photos, and went OMG!!!  I'm doing this bassackwards! Sheesh!  Thank goodness I didn't take her portraits in the outfit yet because I'm sure I would have looked like a complete idiot!  Can any of you relate?!?  No?  You're all amazingly bright and would never make something backwards right?  Oh Lawd!  *slaps forehead*

Soooo...yeah.  That's my day today.  Homework up to my ears tonight just in time for tomorrow's weather prediction of you guessed it...more tornadoes.  Pbbbbbbt.



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