Thursday, March 1, 2012

and then this happened

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So there I was, attaching the collar to the blessing gown’s bodice.  The bodice had already been sewn to the skirt, button plackets in place.  I just needed to finish the collar and then set the sleeves.  I put the collar in, trimmed the seam allowance, snipped curves, and then realized I’d somehow caught part of the bodice front in the seam allowance of the collar. 

Quick intake of breath.  I unpicked the seam
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Tears.  Lots of them.  I felt sick to my stomach.  I cried and cried and then just went to bed, too depressed to even try to think of my next steps.

In the morning, I decided to just try to patch the thing.  I had no time and certainly no energy to make a new dress.  The hole was pretty much completely under the collar.  So I had high hopes of it being completely hidden once things were all said and done.

So I patchedIMG_7479And the collar hidesIMG_7480

Still heartbroken, but it is what it is.  And what it is
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is finished!

22 comments:

Cameron said...

It's okay! Don't worry! I know how awful it is when you tear your fabric in the middle of project (and this one is extra meaningful), but know that it looks beautiful and one day your grown-up little baby will hold the beautiful blessing gown and that little patched tear will give it the personal character and extra motherly love that you in to it. Big e-hug! It's lovely!

Evie said...

I scorched the fabric of my wedding dress two days before my wedding. It was irreparable and too late to undo and insert a new piece (plus it was interlined with net and cotton lawn).

I moved the pleats to hide it!

Your gown is beautiful.

lovemyabbie@gmail.com said...

I've read that the Amish will intentionally stitch errors into their project because only God is perfect. I think the gown is LOVELY and this only adds character :)

Sharlyn said...

It's a beautiful dress! Congratulations! I made a blessing dress that all my daughters wore, need to get it framed or something :)

Pamela said...

It is beautiful and you made a little boo boo memory to pass on to your daughter along with her gown.

Kendra L. said...

It's beautiful! I know it was kinda sad when it happened, but I kinda love the fact that it's hidden under the collar, and your patch job was so good that I think that little thing gives it character and a story she will appreciate one day. :)

Jennifer said...

Awesome job. The patch gives it character. Stitch a heart in red on the patch. It is under the collar! Thanks for sharing!

LeighAnn said...

Incredibly beautiful! Job well done! I appreciate that you got up and started again when you hit a wall!

Reno said...

It's beautiful! You did a wonderful job.

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

It's almost as beautiful as yer baby. So glad you could patch it. And you're welcome for the comic relief in the mean time. ;)

Bless by Tone said...

it's absolutely beautiful!

Jessica Lucas said...

it looks so pretty! you did a great job, ignore that patch. it looks gorgeous.

Katy Cameron said...

It looks beautiful, and no-one will know about the hole (well, except the billions of us reading the internet ;o) )

Melissa said...

It's beautiful. I'm glad you were able to patch it and

I scorched my older son's baptism outfit that I was planning to use for my younger son on the DAY OF younger son's baptism. It was irreparable. So 2 hours before his baptism I had to buy an outfit for him to wear. I sympathize, totally. But I took comfort in the fact that I'm sure God didn't care what he was wearing.

bjahlstrom said...

That is amazing!

Delia said...

You did a marvelous patching job if I do say so myself. It looks beautiful! Sorry you snipped it. I would be so sad too, but you certainly "made it work" and you can't even tell. Ivy is going to look so pretty on Sunday!

Christie said...

It is so beautiful! I love it! And the patch is really well done it looks like. You're awesome. Oh, I just love that little baby of yours.

Misty said...

I cried for you just reading about it. It still looks beautiful, and now you have a great story to tell Ivy when she gets older. Ivy is going to look absolutely precious in the dress!

saskia said...

I hate it when I do that! hate it! Mahala's baptism dress has a hole- Not sure if you saw it but it was a labor of love- 7 yards of material I think! that dress is very sweet

Penguin Says... said...

I hear you about the mistake- but you know what? Your baby's gown is beautiful! I absolutely adore it! Your children's children will one day be able to hold their babes in it. Beautiful!

crafterhours said...

oh, it turned out just lovely! I hope the big day went well for you all. I picture your great great granddaughter about to put that on her daughter and then seeing the patch for the first time and wondering what happened and what your reaction was. (or maybe she'll just look it up on your blog :)

Stef said...

I think it's just beautiful as well. What a huge accomplishment!

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