Have I mentioned that in capacity of superhero, I haven't exactly had to use math frequently to fight the bad guys and stand up for justice? Okay, I am mentioning this now because I am pretty sure I probably messed up on my Butterick top due to my lack of the math gene. I haven't totally figured out where I went wrong (besides cutting the front half in half), but I came up short when I pinned the lace around the top edge. The pattern advised I would need 1 3/8 yards of single edged lace trim. I relied on the cutting lady at Joann's to supply me this amount. I trust that she measured correctly. I just cannot sort out where I went wrong to have this trim not fit all the way around the top. If anyone has any ideas of what happened, please let me know. I am going to try to contact someone at Butterick...is there a helpline there or "phone a friend?" If I cannot reach anyone telephonically, I will have to take my pattern pieces, etc. to Joann's and request help from my sewing instructor. Embarrassing!
If this debacle didn't quash my dream of quitting my day job for a new sewing career, my next project only added to my frustration. Although I completed the iTouch case using the tutorial from A Dog Named Banjo, it turned out too small for my iTouch. I'm not sure why as I used the measurements indicated in the tutorial. The upside is that my old iPod fits in my new case! Have a look at the pictures.
Maybe I should re-read Sewing for Dummies?? Well, at least I can check this off my to-do list right?
|iTouch Case iPod|