Waiting for a Smackdown

Added Jan 11, 2010

by cquinn13

Fargo, North Dak...

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Description

My husband won tickets on Friday night for Saturday night’s Smackdown vs ECW wrestling show. Me being me, immediately said “I have nothing to wear!” and drew up this design. Started it about 1:30 on Sat afternoon, and finished about 6. The fabric, while I love the color and feel, was an absolute nightmare to sew. between the stretching, and the slipping, and the ROLLING, I about had a fit. At about 3 pm, I thought, ‘hey! I’m almost done! maybe I can make TWO shirts today!’ that’s when everything decided to make my life miserable. I ripped the bust seams, cut, re-gathered, re-sewed, ripped seams again…I would try it on, and pin it in place, and it would be great, and then try to sew it, and it would look like a 5 year olds art project gone wrong. I think it finally turned out halfway decent, although again, not exactly as I envisioned it (I wanted the side sleeves tighter- next time.) I still like it.
But if I ever see this fabric at the store again, I will run away from it. Cause I’m pretty sure it’s evil.

Material Notes

Devil fabric.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Casual, Romantic
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    May 8, 2010, 07.21 AMby impqueen

    Love it! Makes me wonder about that black jersey I have in my stash…

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    Feb 28, 2010, 06.45 AMby Ami Taf

    I’m laughing, but I know exactly what you went through. I think it turned out perfectly! The sleeves are unique, love those!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 01.29 PMby begysh

    I think it’s not a devil fabric now on. It’s a gothic costume.

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    Jan 29, 2010, 12.52 PMby lisalei

    Even thought your fabric-horrorstory really made me laugh, I can imagine the frustration… I looks gorgeous though! It’s so unusual and creative in the design, it makes me happy ^^ I really think you could do a corset hands down!

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      Jan 29, 2010, 02.52 PMby cquinn13

      Looking back, it makes me laugh now…but I was ready to start throwing things at the time! And I’ve already worn it quite a few times, and I like it more every time I wear it.
      Thanks for the vote of confidence! I need to find/draft a pattern I’m comfortable with now…the one I have is more for a plain undergarment type, and the one I want is more like the one you made.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 07.27 PMby flosiepoos

    Hahaha, I love the story. I’d never have guessed the pain and sacrifice it took because it looks really cool! I hope you get lots of wear out of it by way of victory over the evil fabric, LOL

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      Jan 12, 2010, 05.10 AMby cquinn13

      I’ve already worn it twice :D I’m sure it will get lots more use, since it’s kinda in the middle of dressy and casual.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 07.06 PMby melyssa

    I dig the sleeves too!

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    Jan 11, 2010, 03.24 AMby fraiche

    I love those sleeves!

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