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I need to rant!!!!

Tiggy

I need to rant!!!!
« on: April 19, 2017, 19:37:04 PM »
I made myself a Cashmerette Appleton, never had such a success with a wrap dress before.  Lovely pattern.

Prior to this, I washed my fabric....black jersey.  Twice. 

The body of the dress was black, the bands and sleeves were in a swirly 70s type of pattern with shades of green, cream and white.  The dress looked really good and I loved the contrast between the colours and the black.

So I washed it.  Complete with colour catcher sheets, just in case.  The body of the dress is still black, the bands and sleeves are varying shades of sludgy greens/grey!  It's going through the washing machine again as I type.  Just in case......   (she types hopefully). 
Somewhat miffed! :angry: :angry: :angry:
Pfaff Creative 4.5 ,  Pfaff Hobbylock 2.0
Janome 3800QE

fajita

Re: I need to rant!!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 19:42:24 PM »
That's a bugger!

maliw

Re: I need to rant!!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 19:53:58 PM »
Arrrggghhhh!!! I feel for you, all that work and it isn't as if you hadn't 'taken precautions'.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Kittensposies

Re: I need to rant!!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 20:18:45 PM »
Ugh!!!! That's so annoying!! Fingers crossed more washing helps :(

Lilian

Re: I need to rant!!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 22:44:31 PM »
What a nightmare, I dread that happening.  I hope it comes good in the end.
Willing but not always able :)

BrendaP

Re: I need to rant!!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 23:40:26 PM »
Aaaaghhh, what a bummer! :o :angry:
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Tiggy

Re: I need to rant!!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 08:06:24 AM »
I know that I considered the dress a 'wearable muslin' but...... 
If I don't think about the colours that were in the dress originally, I can wear it around the house.  The white parts are now wedgewood blue, and the greens are somewhat muted, but recognisable as green.  :(
If I could remember where I got the black jersey from, I'd take it back!   Not fit for the purpose.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 08:08:54 AM by Tiggy »
Pfaff Creative 4.5 ,  Pfaff Hobbylock 2.0
Janome 3800QE

Mama likes to make

Re: I need to rant!!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 08:49:52 AM »
Oh no grrrr.
2018 fabric used 12m.
2018 wardrobe items completed 6.

b15erk

Re: I need to rant!!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 09:00:49 AM »
Rant away!  I would be furious!  Still, now that you've made one, you can make a much nicer second one very quickly:)

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.