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What mistake or funny thing happened to something you sewed?
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Date: 8/15/13 8:09 PM

At the last minute I decided to make a pair of jeans to take on vacation. I dashed to the fabric store, bought the denim, took it home and prewashed and dried it.

Next I cut it out, put some embroidery down the leg and on pockets.

I decided to base it all together and check for fit. When the fit was perfect, I serged all the seams.

I wore it on vacation, felt a little bit of a breeze on my let. I looked and the only thing holding it together was the basting stitch on one leg. Looking closer, some how the serger didn't serge the stitches tight and hold.

Ahh, I sighed and wore them anyway. They needed a wash, so I washed and dried them only to find they shrunk an inch.

I had to laugh, how could all the care ahead of time turn like that.

Anyone else have a funny sewing story?

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Date: 8/15/13 10:10 PM

When earphones for home telephones first came out, I decided it would be a good idea to talk to my sister and sew at the same time. I was making a top for a little niece. It went together very easily until it came to the second sleeve. I couldn't find where to sew it on! The first sleeve had gone in so easily, but there was nowhere to put the second sleeve! Because I had sewn the sleeve into the neckline.

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Date: 8/15/13 10:29 PM

I once misspelled my own name on a jacket back piece. Yep. My own name. Didn't even notice until the whole thing was complete. All I could do was laugh.

Anyone out there named Adie? Because I've got a great jacket for you.

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Date: 8/16/13 8:43 AM

Thank you all, I needed a good laugh, or two or three, this morning!

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Date: 8/16/13 12:42 PM

well, I was sewing a dress last month, the Marcy Tilton "french house" dress. The back, sides, and front were complete, and I thought all that was left was an insert for the neck. I tried the dress on, and it was too small! The front edges barely met across the front. I was horrified, especially because I used some green linen I really liked. I just walked away from it to try and manage my disappointment. I think it was probably a day or more before I thought it through and realized that the remaining piece was inserted the full length of the dress, and of course after that it fit just fine. Ha. Blame that on some kind of serious brain freeze....

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Date: 8/16/13 2:03 PM

I've done a lot of dumb things in the past, but I really had a laugh last week. I have been working on making my own shorts and pants blocks. I made the muslin and it worked great in the back, but the front crotch needed to be shortened just a bit. I ripped out the crotch area and about halfway down the inner legs to give me room to cut and re-sew. Now I have made lots of pants, know the order to assemble, etc., so I automatically just sewed it all back together quickly. It was a muslin, after all. Imagine my surprise when I tried them on in front of the mirror and the crotch was almost down to my knees! I looked like MC Hammer or Will.I.AM for crying out loud. I ripped them up again and put it back correctly, but I swear I still don't know how I did that!!!

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