Saturday, July 18, 2015

New Lesson Learned

Never talk about a shipwreck while crafting.


There isn't a birthday shirt yet.  In fact, the birthday shirt has hit a big, big BIG snag.  I had 2.75 yards of flannel.  I SWEAR I did read the back of the envelope before starting,
and I am making shirt D.  With 44-inch-wide fabric.  Which is not what the shirt calls for.  Because I am an idiot. 

It isn't a total loss yet.  I'm going to see if I can lay it out differently and make it work.  If that fails, it can be a short-sleeved shirt, though short-sleeved flannel is a bit weird.  Having 2.75 yard is pretty exact, so I'm guessing that might have been accurate for a DIFFERENT shirt pattern, but while I found the first long-sleeved shirt that I made for Andy, I can't find the pattern.  And since I bought this fabric back in 2006 when I was young and trusting of the people who both cut fabric and the demented madmen who are employed to write patterns, I probably bought just exactly what I needed without any wiggle room.  And there isn't a chance of finding more fabric.  It's a really nice, heavy flannel--the sort of quality fabric that was surprising to find at Joann Fabrics 9 years ago, much less today.  AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!