Pinky, I am in Considerable Pain
This is my hundredth post. That’s kind of impressive, given that I started this blog to track my progress in a jeans sew-along. The sew-along is long over, but I’m still here. Ow.
I’d be profound and all, but I have a headache — the type that feels like the back of your skull is trying to push your brain out through your eyes. Yes, I’ve taken painkillers and they’re keeping things down to a dull ache but the headache isn’t going anywhere. I’d love to be able to show you my second finished skirt, but my progress today went like this:
1. Run to JoAnns to buy buttons. Discover the only buttons I like cost an arm and a leg. Use coupons, buy buttons anyway for $9. This still seems outrageous.
2. Come home, make buttonholes, use Fray Check on fabric. Wait forever for Fray Check to dry.
3. Cut open buttonholes. Make a mess of that because the edges are not finished enough.
4. Attempt to hand-finish buttonholes. Give that up quickly as a bad idea.
5. Finish the messy buttonholes with small zig-zag on machine. This works but makes holes a bit uneven and bulky.
6. Realize the only way to put in the hem is to rip out topstitching. Toss skirt aside in frustration.
7. Use online tutorial to make a supposedly “easy” skirt. Realize too late that back part is cut out way too small and “easy” skirt will now be considerably more difficult. Toss skirt aside in frustration.
8. In process, discover that sewing machine light bulb burned out and needs to be replaced.
9. Give up and devote yourself to good works among the poor and hungry.
Ok, not so much that last part — I just put sewing aside and went to do something less frustrating, like parenting preteens. Hopefully this headache goes away by the morning.