To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Monday, April 29, 2013

Oh For the Love of Pete!!!

Are you kidding me?  Once more, my progress on this dress has been halted by stupidity on my part.  Grrrrrrrrrrrr-ness to the highest extreme!!  Wanting to stick to my resolution of only using stash fabrics, I decided to use scrap blue fabric for the skirt lining...Great!  It worked out fabulously!  But...and here is the rub, I only had enough of the blue fabric for the skirt.  So, I used scrap white fabric for the bodice.  Great!  Right?  OH HECK NO!!!

As you can see in the below image, the white of the lining of the bodice caused the bodice to literally GLOOOOOOOOOOW!!!  Ok, so maybe you can't see it too clearly in the image, but please believe me when I say it literally glowed.  Like a lightening bug on a swampy, humid Illinois evening!  ACK!!!!

When I discovered this, I was so despondent.  So incredibly down in the dumps.  I tried to ignore my OCD brain when it screamed, "Remake this you twit!!!!"  I tried to make myself ignore the fact that the top of the dress would glow like a brilliant sun on the darkest of nights.  I tried I tell you!!!

Alas, my attempts at ignoring were in vain.  My OCD finally won out and the night before Greg and I were to leave for Canada, (departure time was o'dark hundred....) I rose from my nice comfy bed, made my way downstairs with seam ripper in hand and proceeded to rip out ALL of the work I had done that day.  Never in my sewing life have I been delighted with the fact that my serger doesn't work.  I had used a zig zag seam to marry the fashion fabric and lining fabric together.  Thank you Lord!!!  Many hours (I finally made it to bed at 1:30) and thousands of miles of ripped out seams later, I was finally able to start again with the bodice.  I sacrificed some baby blue dupioni silk that was very similar to the skirt's lining on the alter of necessity.  Who needs powder blue dupioni silk anyway?  I'm not going to be making a robe d'chemise anytime soon and that was what I was saving it for.

Ugh...anyway, problem solved, sanity preserved, grouchiness still a bit intact.....I'll take pics of the remade bodice tomorrow....Right now, just gaze upon the epic fail number 2 of this dress....

Hopefully, you will be able to see how the top is glowing here....grrrrrrr...

On the right side of Emma (left side of picture) is the white lined silk.  On the left of Emma (right side of picture) is the blue lined silk....Biiiiiiig difference   

So lesson learned?  Always, always, always line your everything with the same color lining!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! I am laughing and also sharing the disgust of an idea come back to haunt you. How often have I been in these shoes? Yes my friend, yes I own those shoes and drat if they don't sometimes fit better than I like to think about!
    Love the is so lovely!