Oh my, it’s groundhog day here today.
To start let me show you that seam from yesterday in better detail – I just couldn’t capture it in yesterday’s light:
Now, it is no secret that my other half is more, shall we say, detail-oriented that I am. We work well as a team (we have a company creating and editing videos, among other things) as I am all about the broad strokes and getting a lot done quickly and he is all about the fine-tuning. So this morning we had the following conversation.
Me: It’s the back seam, so it won’t show when I’m wearing it, but I could have used pink thread there. Do you think I should do it again?
Him: nah – it’s fine as it is.
Me: but you’d probably do it again, wouldn’t you?
Him: Me? God yes! I’d DEFINITELY do it again!
And the thing is I wouldn’t have asked him if I didn’t want him to tell me what I’d already decided. It had to be re-done.
Now, I have loads of the shell fabric (it was a 10m roll – I could recut the whole thing twice more if I needed to), and I have plenty of bias tape, with more on order just in case, but I didn’t have much lining fabric left, so I had to unpick EVERYTHING – the topstitching, the bias and the seam; it took me 1.5 hours just to undo yesterday’s work.
Then I checked and found that if I cut on the warp instead of the weft (or is it the other way around?) I could eke out 2 new lining pieces and sort out that mis-matched mess, too. So I needn’t have unpicked a stitch, as I have not re-used any of the materials!