Big Ball of Rage
It really isn't good when you find yourself becoming a big ball of rage while working on your sweetie's [late] valentine's day present. It isn't that I am angry about making a present for TheHusband, making presents for people is one of my favorite things (second to making stuff for myself – I'm a bit selfish that way). Is it that the pattern for the pajama pants is very poorly written or I have become rather stupid about sewing. So as all customer service people have experienced my brain has decided the pattern is stupid instead of admitting that I might be stupid and I am angry at the pattern for that. Yes, totally silly, but there you have it.
I picked up the pajama pants yesterday determined to overcome my frustrations. I ripped out the wrongly sewed leg and re-stitched it. I stitched up the crotch and then I started fighting with the non-zippered fly-front. If I just had the pieces in front of me I felt like I knew what to do, how it was put together but whenever I read the directions and looked at the diagram it didn't mesh. I might have marked the fly flap incorrectly but I'm not sure. I tried searching for tutorials online, but only found mock fly-front and zipper fly front tutorials; and the results from searching my two sewing reference books were the same. An online friend suggested I take a look at Diana Rupp's book S.E.W. and so I did (it seems like an excellent book by the way). I took pictures but then didn't think to upload them. Doh, I don't think many people who read this are that into sewing though so…
Anyway. I finally put the fly together they way I think it is supposed to go and attach the waistband. Then I discover I don't have the right width of elastic. Gah. So much for completing the pajama pants (flaws and all) today. Also, I have become a lot more fearful of starting other clothing projects. Sigh.