#27- Another Wader
For those of you who are not current in sewing lingo a “Wader” or wad-er, is a sewing project gone awry, so in frustration, the sewist balls up the offending project into a wad and throws into into a corner. This week I have 2 waders!!!
In post #24 https://creatingembellishment.com/2018/02/07/24-sitting-by-the-river-on-a-snowy-day/ I wrote about the brown floral top I was trying to make. On Monday my friend Martha came over to visit. While she was here I put on the brown floral top. She re-pinned the side seams and fiddled and diddled with it but ultimately we concluded this top is a WADER. Ugh.
I got into a fix with the brown floral top because I trying to make the burgundy top, but longer and with more ease for the side gathering.
OK, maybe the solution to the too-short burgundy top was to add a lengthening layer, coming from underneath. to the burgundy top. I had resisted this idea as I thought the top had enough going on, but Martha was the third person to suggest this solution… I found some top extra fabric I had squirreled away, plenty of fabric for a circular flounce! Circular Flounces are front and center in my mind as I demonstrated them for It’s Sew Easy TV in Ohio, 2 weeks ago.
I cut out four circles: two flounces to get enough length to go around my hips, two flounces to be the lining and make everything pretty.
I sewed the circles together to make one long, lined circular flounce. And then I pinned the flounce to the hem of my too short burgundy top….
Ignore that this photo is over exposed so that the color is wrong. I like the flounce under the beaded part, but the rest of the flounce makes me think of the dancing rhinocerous (or are they hippos?) in Fantasia! Not a good reference when you’re looking in the mirror. Another WADER!
At least the flounce is only pinned in; I don’t need to get out the seam ripper. As soon as the pins are removed, this flounce will be joining the brown floral top in the wader corner!
I hope you’re have more success with your sewing projects than me! Happy Sewing!