Bluebird of Happiness - Coat - Part XXIX
Even the Best Plans . . .
. . . sometimes fail. Check out that picture above. What's wrong with it?
If you've been following BOH for any length of time, you know that the small outer borders consist of a row of satin stitching, a row of decorative stitching, and another row of satin stitching. You also know that there needs to be a seam allowance to attach the facing of the border. Even with careful planning, this didn't happen with this small section of border. Now what?!?
I'm *not* redoing this border. That leaves only one option: to fix it! If you look at the photo, you can see that I have already put some Fray Check on the cut edge to prevent any further loss of fabric due to fraying.
In the photo below, you can see that I've added a small piece of fabric to that section. I put Fray Check on the edge of the additional fabric and then used a very narrow 1/8" seam to join the two pieces. The second row of satin stitching doesn't exactly hide the seam, but it isn't exactly easy to see, blending fairly well with the texture of the dupioni silk. Further hiding this fix is the fact that it only involves 1 inch (2cm) of the entire border. Take a look, with flash and then without:
There's your lesson for the day: in sewing, many things can be fixed with a simple solution if you take the time to think about it and not get stressed over it.
Parting Shot: Hardcore. If you live with a hard core computer geek, you might have one of these in your house or basement. Yes, that is a real deal computer equipment cabinet or rack. I can't remember exactly where my husband got this one, but it wasn't easy getting it into the house. My husband said if we ever move, it stays with the house.