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Originally posted by smyleegrl
I have a conspiracy.
I'm a novice sewer. I can sew buttons on clothing, and that's about it. So I decided about six months ago to rectify this problem. Got a sewing machine, only needed two months to figure out how to thread the blasted thing. So far my sewing projects have just been experiments using different fabrics.
So my son wants to be a magician for Halloween. I buy a magicians cape Simplicity pattern (an oxymoron if ever there was one), fabric, and today started sewing.
Well, of course I screwed it up. Broke my goodwill iron, stitched the neck hole closed, broke the sewing needle, and managed to sew part of my right finger to the cape. That hurt.
The cape may still be salvageable, but that's where you come in, ATS. I'm sure there are some sewers here. How can I fix the neck of the cape? I had to cut it apart after sewing it shut (I still can't believe I did that), now it's all ragged looking. Also, there's a high collar to attach but I can't read the instructions on the pattern, they are written in some technical jargon and I'm clueless.
That's the conspiracy angle....I think you need an engineering degree to read and understand these patterns. Or maybe I should stick to buttons.
Gotta go....need to change the bandage on my finger...