Friday, December 30, 2011

Fabric meltdown

No, an actual fabric meltdown. I made another version of Butterick 4461 that turned out spectacular. I made it in a smaller size and a bit longer to mimic a skirt I wear all summer long. It is perfect, and you will see a post on it very soon. I was so moved by the perfection of the skirt, I saw some Ikat patterned silky stuff at Joann's for $1.50 a yard and went for it.

Pretty right? I made this entire skirt during the course of two streamed episodes of Angel on Netflix.

See the drape of the fabric? It really does feel nice. I got the fabric washed, pressed, sewn, zipper in and hemmed. I then went for a final press over the hem to set the stitches and....

What the heck!?! The iron burned through the fabric! I hadn't changed the setting at all, and had been pressing along every step! Grrrr.

See that zipper in there? It even looked good! Is that what they mean about use a pressing cloth? Grumble, grumble... Oh well, at least I only spent $2.25 for the skirt. And it was really quick which was good. We'll call it zipper practice.

I'm off to buy some iron cleaner (grumble, grumble), and I will get back to my dog quilt. How cute is that block?


  1. Oh no! After all that work! How frustrating!

    I love the block :)

  2. frustrating! That block is really cute!

  3. D: What an aweful thing to happen right at the end. I remember someone else once having a similar problem, but it was a tiny spot on a maxi dress, and managed to patch the spot with a bit of fabric. This hole looks a little to big for that. :(

    Still, good job on the zip, and I like the block!

  4. Grumble! Grumble! GRRRRR!
    I feel your pain.
    I agree with the other comments.
    Nice zipper and very cool block!

  5. Oh! Gorgeous color. That is great and nice looking....
    african kente fabric