Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Finished is Better Than Perfect

With apologies to whoever first said that, I totally agree today. I just finished sewing up a little confection that nearly drove me crazy - a tutu skirt for DGD1. She isn't coming for Christmas so this has to be mailed soon, very soon. Thus, finished is better than perfect. With this stuff, that would be true anyway. I've just reached the limit of my patience for sewing pink puffy cottony candy type fabric. The stuff is allegedly pink tulle. What strange stuff - it's manufactured on the bias. I'm guessing that because it rolls off the bolt on the bias. So, like it or not, I sewed it on the bias. I ended up having to use my teflon foot with my straight stitch foot and plate. (Living dangerously for sure - usually I flip on the zig-zag stitch and break a needle right after I do that.) Otherwise this stuff is quickly eaten by my machine, or at best gathered when I don't want it gathered.

I got the idea for this tutu-skirt at the Discover Sewing in Sandie Springs. I went there for soft cotton to make her a nightie but then they had this cute little tutu skirt on display. How difficult could that be? I should be able to make both the nightie AND the tutu-skirt. Well, the tutu-skirt has taken over and I wonder if I'll ever get to the sweet little nightie.

Well, it's done. Hooray! I just discovered that I put the tulle overlap on upside-down. Well, too bad. There is no way I'm ripping that stuff out. I'd sooner rip my tongue out, chocolate and all.

It is kind of cute, though, isn't it?


  1. Hi Martha! I didn't know you had a blog! I found it through your review at PR today.

    I first heard Ruta Wilk say "Finished is better than perfect." at a CAB meeting. I'm sure she was not the original author of that sentiment, but I always think of her fondly when I hear it or, in this case, read it.

  2. Thank you!
    I love the tittle of your post!
    Have to write it down in big bold letters and put it by the "Finish what you started" inscription. :-)))

    BTW, I just found your blog...and the skirt is sooo cuteeee!