So. I'm stage managing this show that opens this weekend. One actor can't find a single thing in the costume closet that will work for her costume and the director knows I sew. We get together, plan something fabulous and go buy fabric. She's jazzed, I'm jazzed.
I've been sewing quite a bit the past couple of weeks, my sewing machines have been tuned up and are working beautifully, everything I've put together has worked out better than I expected. Except for this dress.
How is it that the machines know when you're working on a deadline? Everything else I've made has been just because I felt like it. But when I get to putting together something with a deadline that other people are actually going to see - my serger explodes. Right in the middle of a seam. About two hours before I have to leave the house the night of our publicity shots and before I've attached the sleeves.
There is a happy ending here. The pictures were pushed back, I skipped rehearsal to play with the machine - which I still haven't entirely fixed - and I got the dress put together. The actor loves it, the director loves it and several people from our preview audience stopped me to compliment the dress. But my question here is HOW DOES THE SEWING MACHINE KNOW?!?