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What's your most dreaded sewing step?
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I've just spent ages tracing out a pattern and cutting fabric - I'm going to add that to my list of "dreaded steps" - wish I was still in my "ignorant" state about tracing patterns out!!
It's a silly little thing, but nothing drives me battier than trying to make gathers. I always delude myself into imagining that my machine has a long enough stitch length that I can manage it that way. Ha! Several failed attempts and much snapped bobbin thread later, I switch to hand gathering. Thus begins the dreaded spiral of perfectionism and frustration... I can never get them as evenly spaced as I want!
Right now I'm plotting how I can remove gathers from a pattern I downloaded. Cringe! I guess I just have to cowboy up and get better at 'em.
At the moment - modifying the pattern and making muslins until I can get the bodice to fit - I just want to start sewing the dress!
Historically - gathering... trying to get it to distribute evenly and then sew it in without catching