I have been sewing for 17 years now, and yet still I think not a project goes by that I do not do something absent-minded. I almost wrote “stupid” there, but I’m trying to be gentle with myself here.
The truth is, sewing is a process that involves low levels of concentration for hours on end. Most of the time you’re coasting, until you realize too late that you were coasting at exactly the moment you should have been paying attention. Oops. Often these mistakes are very minor, but not always.
I got to thinking that it would be fun if we all shared these together. It would make everyone, from beginner to expert, feel a little better to remember that we are all human. And maybe we can even learn from each other’s errors.
My pocket fiasco
So what happened to spark this idea?
I cut, I attached the pockets and flaps very precisely, I attached the front placket, I did the buttonholes, I went to assemble the skirt and… oops. I had attached one of the pockets to the wrong side on the left skirt front instead of the right side!
I could have sworn I’d double checked. I stared in disbelief. I cursed. I grabbed the seam ripper.
Well, the skirt was made. It looks good. So who cares how long it took?
What’s your Blooper?
Anyone else have any moments of cursing this week?