Monday, November 23, 2009
Not a bargain, just cheap.
My sister was nearly wetting herself when she heard about my latest project.
"I can't WAIT to see them," she said. This was not meant in a kind and supportive sisterly way, blog friends. She was high on sewing schadenfreude and was looking forward to viewing my nemesis.
The fact is, I went back to Nick's to get some fabric to remake last wadder pants and you just would not credit it but the replacement fabric also had 30% crosswise stretch. Because the fibre content is not labelled, and it looked like a loose cotton weave, I just didn't think to check. Until after he had cut it.
So this time I thought I'd look for a pattern for summer pants that actually required crosswise stretch, and settle on Burda 02-2009-117. I was curious about the pocket detail, and thought I'd enjoy sewing it. I did, as a matter of fact.
And look how nicely I did it too.
The fact is, not all cheap fabric is a bargain. Sometimes, it's just cheap. The fabric is too uncomfortable to wear - it's really rough on my delicate skin, and lining won't work.
So it's welcome to wadderville, population:me.
Costings: fabric, $4, zipper + cotton, $3 = $7.