Ok, You Can Mess Up PJs :-(

Went shopping for fabric for hubby’s PJs today, picked out what felt like the perfect weight checked cotton, didn’t pay enough attention when the clerk measured and folded it.

After I paid and left, I realized I had been looking at the back of the fabric–which is actually a complex plaid–and the “perfect thickness” was because the fabric was doubled.

Now, I have almost three yards of wafer-thin complex plaid woven cotton with a checkered wrong side. Not what I intended to get at all. There is really nothing I can do with it at all–I’ve pondered over it, and it won’t stand up to the beating that a pair of pjs would take, even if I did manage to make plaid pjs without losing my mind.

Disappointed with myself, and shocked that I did not notice that the fabric was not what it seemed. That’s what I get for picking something that was on a bolt in the very back of a huge mound of fabrics.

There’s $12.50 wasted. And it’s too bad, because it is nice fabric. Just . . . not at all useful to me.

Now I’m going to have to find something else. Perhaps I should go mope over a couple of my knitting projects that aren’t going very well, either.

Interfacing Ooops

I was reading the thread about interfacing over on Pattern Review. Then I read the linked articles, “Interfacing-Ten Tips” and “How to Apply Interfacing” (both on Fashion Incubator).

Now I’m thinking “ooops.”

I’ve realized that the interfacing that I used for my Simplicity 8523 muslin is too heavy. I had sort of worried about that with my first muslin, but pushed the thought aside. Now, as I think about the drape and softness of my “final” fabric, I am quite certain that I need something lighter–like the knit tricot interfacing. I don’t want to end up with cardboard-feeling clothing. Not after all that redrafting!

This means another shopping trip–this time to the Garment District, because I just can’t rationalize ordering a whole bolt from Jo-Ann. Yet somehow it always seems that I am running into Manhattan to get a few yards of interfacing.

So . . . sad face.

Ooooh. 50% off coupon for Jo-Ann online. Problem solved? Maybe.

I wish there were a way I could download all the wonderful information I’m slowly collecting directly into my brain (and muscle memory, too), so that I wouldn’t have these midnight-or-one-AM realizations.