It’s Friday!!!! Yay!
That means that the weekend is just around the corner, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m ready for new projects and warmer weather (seriously, NYC what’s up with this “spring?”). I’ve had a rather lackluster sewing week. I’ve been really stuck on my Megan-inspired Laurel dress, mostly because I just don’t feel like finishing it.
It’s all sewn together, just needs to be hemmed and such. Why, you ask, am I putting it off?
BECAUSE I HATE BIAS TAPE.
I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. All of it.
When I first started sewing, it seemed like bias tape was the way to go. Other bloggers sing its praises for easy finishing and clean lines. Every time I use it, I end up stitching off the edges, or missing the back, or something equally frustrating. And, I’m just not the kind of girl who wants to go back and try to make things work when it’s so clear that they are doomed. So, I thought, maybe it’s just the pre-packaged kind. Maybe it all sucks. Maybe just I need to make my own.
Like any good sewing-gadget-collector-girl, I went and bought one of those nifty bias tape makers. Awesome, I thought, I’m going to make so much pretty bias tape, and it’s going to look so good on all my tops. Except I didn’t. Because it didn’t. It didn’t get nice creased edges, and was an all-around pain in the ass.
Then, I turned to the Internet. Obviously, I just wasn’t doing it right. So I read lots of tutorials, like this one.
I was doing it right. I even had one positive experience with it. But, I still hated it.
Why? Why? Why?
Well, here’s my short answer: bias tape and I are just not meant to be. Bias tape is that cute guy who you just know is trouble (cue Taylor Swift music here) but you find yourself with anyway. Hey, everybody else is doing it, right? WRONG.
I’m just not the kind of girl that bias tape needs. I’m not even sure bias tape and I were ever a good match. Are you?
If you are, comment away. I’d love to hear how you and bias tape are making things work.
If you’re not, tell me. We can whine together about how awful bias tape is, and make fun of his new girlfriend (trust me, you’re much cuter).