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Rookie Mistake – Laugh for the day

If you need a laugh, read on . . .

So I’m working away on the grey jacket yesterday.

I attached the front facings, snipped to the stitching line at the top button notch and the collar notch, then understitched to hold the seam allowance to one side. All went perfectly.

Then I attached the fronts to the back at the shoulders and pressed the seam allowances open. The next step was to stitch the side seams but . . .

When I tried to pin them together, they looked funny and didn’t match at all. Then I realized that I’d sewn the fronts to the wrong sides!

I was trying to match an armhole to a side seam. What a rookie mistake!

So, feeling rather foolish, I’m blogging about it to let the world know about my embarrassing mistake.

Thank goodness for seam rippers!

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