I’m working on something new that I’ve been meaning to do for a long long time. Something else always comes first. But this time, Project Run and Play helped me out. The November/December challenge is fabric manipulation. I had so many options but I settled on the five point star from Shadowfolds. Tried it out on some shimmery voile, because stars shimmer, right?
It isn’t perfect but I am so happy with it! I was afraid it might be one of those projects that look so simple but end up being nearly impossible to do well. I decided to go for a simple garment to showcase the star. Charlie by Mingo and Grace. I was going to pleat the flounce instead of gathering it.
See the flounce? No? Yeah, that’s where the “ack” comes in. My sewing machine started acting up. It has a start/stop button that I never use because I prefer the control the pedal gives me. It just started sewing on its own! I thought maybe I had inadvertently pressed the button. I pressed it to stop it. Nothing. I had to actually turn it off to stop it. Turned it back on and it just started sewing on its own again! Turned it off and looked for a repair place (found one a 15-20 minute walk away). I haven’t called yet. This kind of behavior feels like a computer issue rather than a mechanical one. I turned it back on and it didn’t move. Maybe the computer reset itself. But I haven’t tried yet. It turns out I don’t like the pleated flounce. I need to figure out something else.
I really hope my machine is okay…