Friday, January 30, 2009

Isildur's Bane

Isildur's bane was The Ring. My bane? Building clothing. I love saying 'building' clothing because it makes me feel like I work in a costume shop. Yeah, right. Where was I the day they talked about cool careers in high school?
Anyway, I can "build" a quilt any day, but clothing? Not so much. I remember in high school my sister and I would be shopping and she would say "But you can make that!" My response? "Yeah, but I couldn't wear it tonight." (I'm a little ADHD that way...) We also had an inside joke about who sewed all the sequins on, but we won't go there. I have no patience for making clothes. But, alas, every so often I see the *cutest* pattern, and my sister's words come back to haunt me.

Do you see this evil machine? And can you see those threading instructions!?

I was doing fine with the cute pants pattern I chose...the zipper even lined up! So, I thought, I'll get my serger out and put it to good use. It makes such beautiful, straight seams....if you're holding your mouth right. I got two outside seams done when the gremlins came to visit. What did I ever do to them? I didn't put water on them! All of a sudden, the machine stops making it's lovely seams. No particular reason that I can tell. So, I open it all up and pull on each string to see which one is messing up. There are FOUR of those suckers! I figure out it's the purple one. Oh goodie....the hardest one to thread. Out comes the magnifying glass and the foot long tweezers, cuz there's no way you're getting your fat fingers in there. Twenty minutes later, I think I have it figured out, but it's still not working. I give up! I'm sure I'll re-visit my bane tomorrow. Unless I'm at the skate park, which is where I usually spend my Saturdays. Any of you with sergers out there that have made it to the end of this post and have any helpful hints for me, I'm ready and waiting.

And I'll keep you posted on whether or not the pants get finished.


Philigry said...

i can't wait to see the pants! you are good, a zipper even? wow.

Tins and Treasures said...

OH NO...when I use my serger, I alway hope and pray that the thread doesn't break, cause it is a bummer. If I do get it to work again, it is pure luck! So no advice here...Good Luck and Have a good weekend. Natalie

M said... help from me...I don't own a serger yet...I hope to when I retire...right now it's just me and my new Bernina embroidery and my good old Phaff....but I love to sew- when I have time HA!

Paris said...

I hate threading a sewing machine! Ewwww! Can't wait to see your finished project, though. :)