Stripe Frustration

I spent a lot of time pattern matching my latest Jalie hoodie: making sure the front and back worked together, assuring the sleeves were the same, and the pocket lined up. Apparently, I didn’t think that much about how I cut the pocket facing because after I sewed it on, I realized I had this (photo on left). I debated ripping the whole thing out and starting over, but the fabric is thin and I was afraid what I might do to it and decided to leave it…. I figure I can just stick my hand on one side of the pocket all the time.

Honestly, though, this caused just enough frustration that I’ve decided to put it away for a little bit, I really don’t want to have to tackle the rest of stripe matching at the moment and would rather do something less stressful.

6 thoughts on “Stripe Frustration

  1. CGCouture

    I think it’ll be OK. You’ll probably be the only one to notice, so maybe if you put it in “time out” for a few days, you’ll forget what was “wrong” with it.

  2. Karin

    To be honest I had to actually look pretty hard to find what you are talking about! So I agree with CGCouture that most people won’t notice it at all 🙂

  3. Erika Sews

    Is it the facing? The pocket looks like it’s lined up perfectly! Maybe if you don’t look at it for a week you’ll feel better about it – but honestly it looks pretty darn good!

  4. Betty

    Yeah, I looked, thought great job, then read. Looked again and I did see what you mean, but I’m with the others, I think when all is said and done, it will look very cute and not be noticeable, except to you. Hugs

  5. Stacy

    Thanks everyone! It makes me feel better to know that not everyone noticed the facing on the pocket. I’m taking everyone’s advice and just setting it aside for a few days and see how I feel about it!

  6. Susan Campbell

    I know what you mean about not wanting to work on something that has something that didn’t work out right. But I’m sure the others are right, a little time and perspective and it will look better. 🙂

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