Monday, 11 February 2013

noooooooooooooooooo! Can you help??

Ladies, I am a fool.

I went to a dress making course yesterday (I'll tell you all about it later, but I won't be able to get photos til next weekend) and came home bursting with creativity.  I decided to tackle February's block for the And Sew On BOM.  It looked really hard but I was full of confidence.

You know what?  It went really well.  Yes, I sewed quite a few of the pieces on the wrong way and had to unpick.  Yes, my pieces didn't always cover the area and had to be unpicked.  Yes, the whole pattern is covered in washi tape where unpicking ripped the paper.  But I did it.  I was SO proud.

All that remained to be done was sew the two halves together.  I did.  They didn't line up properly.  I decided it was safe to just rip the seam open as it didn't matter if the paper perforated.

Big mistake.

Huge.


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  My question to you ladies, is can I fix this without unpicking the whole lot or starting again?  If so - HOW? 

8 comments:

cauchy09 said...

wow, it looks amazing. but, hmm, i have no idea how to fix it. i'd likely start over, but i'm more of a coward.

Jane Galley said...

Oh, I can feel the pain from here. I do hope someone can help

JennyPennyPoppy said...

I certainly admire your perseverance!! I wish I could make a suggestion but I haven't the faintest idea. Good luck though!

Celtic Thistle said...

I have looked at my pattern and it's line B11 that has come undone, right?

You should be able to fold the fabric again along that line and stitch it down without unpicking everything.

Holli said...

I might top stitch the piece that has come undone, perhaps using a bit of steam-a-seam or other fusible cut to just shy of a 1/4" to first fuse it into place to keep it nice and stable. Good luck!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Oh these things happen! But it is fixable! Posted a note for you in Flickr but in case you don't see it - pull the paper off the sections of the block to the right of the seam ripper (you don't need it there anymore as you're nearly ready to put your final pieces together), then fold the fabric back and re-sew that seam line. :)

It's looking great otherwise!

Kerryp77 said...

Nooo, hope you can fix it, good luck wendy

CeLynn said...

Oh drat! I am no help,but it looks like Celtic Thistle has the solution for you :0)