People. You are all under some strange impression that I do not make mistakes when I sew. I just wanted to give you a run down of how many STUPID things I have done while trying to put together a shower curtain tutorial for Moda Bake Shop.
My directions call for 12 grommets to be installed across the top. That is standard in the shower curtain industry. But how many did I mark and cut holes for? 13
Yep. And I didn’t have any more that matched or were the same size so I added a larger golden grommet to one end. Classy.
My pattern calls for a certain number of pieces to be sewn together to reach a 72″ length. uhm yeah…I sewed them together and my pieces I was trying to match together after that were over 2″ off. I don’t know why it happened. The math is perfect. (I have a degree in mathematics so I know I’m good) But my sewing is not. So I added a cheeky little piece to square it up.
I went to sew two 72″ long pieces together (read REALLY long seam that you don’t want to have to rip out) and managed to sew one piece to the wrong side…so all of my text prints that I carefully lined up the same direction are now upside down. Sigh. Oh well.
Went to iron the piece and stupidly thought that I could iron it on my carpet…in theory yes…but only if you DON’T iron your actual carpet. Now I’m waiting for my iron to cool so that I can clean it up before I go back and work on the shower curtain again.
And this is just ONE project. TRUST me. I make mistakes all the time. This project has been slightly ridiculous but that’s what happens. And you just have to roll with the punches. Because when I show this project to you, you’ll never know anything crazy happened. Because I’ll make it work. But just know that all this went on to get that final product!
Off to clean my iron!