Friday, November 07, 2008

arghhhhhhh!

I have a long, sad, history of stupid sewing mistakes. This little diaper case took about an hour longer than it should have to make. I won't bore you with the details of its construction ; suffice it to say that I ripped out 3 different seams and completely destroyed the only piece of bias tape in the house that matched the fabric. In this case, though, insanity is the mother of invention and I substituted a wider piece of brown fabric for the bias tape, thus making the case slightly bigger and able to hold more diapers. So I guess it ended well. My plan to make 2 of these tonight, however, has been scrapped in favor of a little Jane Austen and a heating pad for my achin' back.

Wow, that picture is really orange, like an old Polaroid picture from the 70s or something. I guess it's the camera phone + sewing machine light combo. Weird.

6 comments:

prism said...

oh, I totally hear ya. I'm the same way... it's like, "what? I put the sleeve on wrong *again*?" You'd think I'd be more careful after having to rip it out the first time. I do that kind of stuff all the time. All I can say is: seamripper? genius.

Kristi said...

I made one of those last year and I did the exact same thing. It took forever and I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. I should have made more then so I could remember how to do it. Yours turned out cute!

beckbot said...

I made the other one this morning and this time I forced myself to follow the directions exactly instead of winging it. It turned out much better.

Meredith said...

I had actually just been thinking about trying to make one this week, but after looking at all of the photos and steps on the pattern link, I think that I will pass, I am lazy when it comes to precise measuring and instructions. Yours looks great!

Patty O. said...

As always, I am impressed with your sewing ability. I don't even really know what bias tape is, but I do know the aggravation of having to rip out seams and resew them.

But, I have to say that diaper case is sooooo cute!

chiemama said...

That is cute! I wonder who are the lucky recipients... I like the sepia color of the pic though.