I cannot even BELIEVE I have spent over six hours trying to cover up a teensy-weensy boo boo on my new SFD blouse that I just made yesterday.
But, NO! I always have to fix every little thing, and it just so happened that I received my Petersham ribbon yesterday that I purchased to do rouching with. So, I thought, I'll just get some of that ribbon and rouch it and apply it to cover up that extra buttonhole space. Yep!!! Took me over six hours and here is what it looks like now.
I don't know if it looks better or worse. If I hang it in my closet for a few months, I may look at it and think, "OH!, What a cute blouse!" I do that a lot.
I did a whole tutorial on rouching. It is something Phylly and I learned from Lyla Messinger at ETA. It sure looked a whole lot easier when she did it! I'm wondering if I couldn't have just slapped some wide ric-rac on there and gotten the same effect.
Here is a close-up:
I better stop sewing for the rest of today before I come up with any more bright ideas! My sewing room looks like a tornado came in and dropped thread and fabric snips all over the room.
I know that black ribbon is hard to see. My tutorial on this -- which is NOT posted yet -- is with yellow grosgrain ribbon. Let me see if I can find a picture for you so you can feel sorry for me for all the work I had to do today.
Then you take a needle and very long thread and sew along the entire zig zag line. Then when you pull on that thread -- which you PRAY doesn't break -- you get the rouched ribbon.
I do have some good news. I just discovered something about the CD player/radio I have had here in my sewing room for years. You can SHUFFLE the music. I know about "shuffle", of course, but I didn't know this little player could do that. I listen to the 50's music so much, I have the order of every song memorized. Now, it is a surprise what song comes next. And, of course, I KNEW you would want to know that.