There is always something, I suppose, the one thing that makes me want to throw something across the room and let loose a curse word. Or twenty.
For my first Victorian project, it was the bag. More so because it was something simple. You wouldn't think a drawstring bag would give me so my grief. But really it was my overuse of fabric that made it so difficult, since I had to take it apart and trim away part of the top section's interlining to fix it. Turned a simple probject into a hassle, especially since it was a day or two away from when I needed it.
This project? The parasol.
Now, I realized after I painstakingly stitched on twelve strips that you aren't supposed to sew on trim before the cover is sewn on the frame. Surprise, that wasn't the issue at all. Haven't had one stitch pop. No, the problem is the cover itself, which is too small for the frame. As in, I can't sew the middle section of the spokes (or whatever techical term it is) without snapping the threads that are holding the end. This was all after I broke a needle and got sliced up by a pin so well that it would have made a knife proud. So I'm really at a lost as to what I can do. I may not even have enough fabric left to trim the parasol at all. I don't hate parasols. They're a tad bit of a pain because of the now sewing trim on first thing, but other than that, they're fine. But this one...This one makes me dislike it more than hats and corsets. And that's bad.
Conversely, my little bag/reticule went together fairly smoothly. Because of my skirt trim fiasco, I ended up having two leftover triangles from that, so I used that as the base for the bag. It took about an hour, and all it needs are ties. Picture later because I don't know where my camera is and if it's in my sewing room, I'm not going back down there until my parasol apologizes for being MEAN. Or maybe I should blame the fabric. It's probably the fabric's fault that it can't stretch enough. Well, either way, that's what's going to have to change.
Whine, whine, whine, I'm putting that aside and working on my bodice tomorrow.