Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Royal Aspirations // Design


 Using stash fabric that I accidentally burned with my iron seems extra thrifty!  Luckily, I think that the lattice imprint from my metal ironing board that burned into my fabric looks like an intentional repeat.   Especially, if you squint your eyes, tilt your head, and try to blur your vision.

There are so many lessons to learn when sewing and ironing.  A blog is a perfect place to admit, that when I first realized what had happened, I did not think that my mistake was at all positive.  In fact, I vaguely remember some yelling and swearing and perhaps even some pleas for a "redo."  Which seems reasonable after I had spent days searching for the softest fabric in the perfect shade of royal purple.

After rescuing the fabric from my "may never use again" stash, though, I realized that the burns are actually not quite as noticeable as I thought.  You have to be pretty close to detect the stretchy fibers that were melted, which makes me think that there might actually be a chance that I will wear this dress again if I like it!

Materials:  (1) 2 yds. of iron-burned purple jersey fabric (not intentional), did not use suggested zipper as fabric was already stretchy, (2) McCall's pattern M6348, (3) thread, (4) walking foot, and (5) Alfred (my sewing machine).

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