Last night I thought I was going to have to drop out of the mini-wardrobe contest because I'm the slowest sewist in the space time continuum. I got home intending to sew non-stop from 7-11 (my official pregnant lady bedtime), and figured I could finish my reversible skirt and cardi jacket, no problem! But first I needed to put up my swollen feet, just for a few minutes... then I had to eat... cuddle with the cats...
Well, anyway, I managed to get halfway through the skirt, then realized I had mis-attached the yoke. I started to pull out the seam ripper, but practically collapsed on the sewing table in fatigue and realized that seam ripping while incapacitated is Not a Good Idea.
This morning I have a new excuse--remember how I was so pleased with myself for saving the trouble of an expensive sewing machine repair? How my Viking started sewing just fine again after I cleaned under the bobbin area with some spray air?
Well, the same problem is back--the stitches skip and the bobbin threads pull to the surface no matter what the tension setting and no matter how new the needle or basic the fabric. So the stitches don't stay--they just pull right out with one yank.
I am Not Happy. But whatever. I don't get home from childbirth class tonight til 11 and breastfeeding class tomorrow night til 10:30, so I probably would have had to drop out anyway. I just hate having to pay $50 for a car service to the repair shop way out in Queens.
I'm comforting myself by thinking about the vintage patterns I recently scored for a pittance via fuzzily photographed mystery boxes on eBay. Look at this beauty--I am SO going to sew this post-pregnant (short-sleeved version)! There's no date and I couldn't find in the Vintage Sewing Patterns Wiki but--has to be 1940s, right?