Seriously, I hate this project, yet I feel compelled to at least finish it.
Count this as a sewing misadventure.
Several years ago I bought this McCalls apron pattern not realizing every apron had bias binding on every seam. E . v . e . r . y . seam. Of all the sewing projects I’ve done, I have learned I intensely dislike applying bias binding. I’ll never actually make quilts because I don’t want to have to bind the edges. I HATE applying bias tape and I suck at it.
I had high hopes cutting this out. Then I started to assemble. The first step was to apply double-fold bias tape around curved pockets. Sigh, okay, fine, so I missed that when I bought it. I’ll do it. Next step. Wait, bias tape where? What? Why? Crap — every freakin’ seam. All of them.
But I had started, the pieces were cut out, so I figured, I’ll finish. I don’t think I can. Not tonight anyway. I hate this in every way. I used bias tape that was too large; it’s just sloppy looking to me. I don’t even know what I’ll do with this when I’m done. I can’t even give it away and feel good about it.
I will put the neck straps on in the morning, and the last freakin’ piece of bias tape across the top of the top front panel — because I’ve gotten this far, I’ll finish. I can’t feel good about it though — I hate this project. I should have stopped at the pockets. Maybe someday I’ll learn to trust my first instincts, and give myself permission to give up before I’ve invested a day and a bunch of materials.
And maybe I’ll learn to spot patterns that have bias tape all over them before I buy them. I just noticed this pattern is listed as “vintage” and if I’d have not cut the pattern pieces out, I could have sold the pattern on eBay for 12 bucks.
9/6/17: Done. Still hate it.