It's been nothing but disasters in the sewing room lately. Not all of them my fault. Got all my silk organza jacket underlining cut out and marked and went to lay it out on my fabric. I started out with 1/2 yard extra and ended up with not enough fabric. How you ask? Fabric irregularities. I had never opened up the whole piece as I was planning on dry cleaning it. When I pressed it I noticed that parts of it looked somewhat irregular. There were 2 bands of wider, rippled fabric and a 2" band of darker fabric, not in the aforementioned rippled areas. When I laid all the pattern pieces out to avoid the defects there just wasn't enough fabric. Now I had to find another piece of fabric that matched the other two fabrics, so basically I had to find another piece in the silver family. I went to my trusty computer and Emmaonesock to the rescue. I bought this washed silver lame, which by a stroke of luck I even had a sample in the house. Good thing I'm such a lousy housekeeper that I hadn't thrown it out yet.
I did make progress on the pants, thank goodness. But, before I cut them out I wanted to check out the alteration I made to fix the diagonal drag line. I pinned out a dart in the inseam of my gray pants until they hung properly, transferred it to my pattern, and guess what? It worked! I cut out a pair of drapey rayon pants in the wide width I'd chosen for the pants and sewed up just enough to see if it worked. They hang perfectly. I will finish them after I finish my wedding finery. I cut and marked my pants this afternoon. Since the silver lame won't get here until Thursday, I should be able to finish at least the pants by then. I feel a lot better. Wish me luck on the jacket.
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