This time around I thought, 'I got this!' I was even going to buy a zipper foot, since that part is generally the hardest part for me. Would you believe, I couldn't find one!? The fabric store did not have one. They had an 'invisible zipper foot', for invisible zippers...so I bought that. It is a package of 4 different attachments for 3 different types of machines. Guess who is in possession of a machine that fits NONE of those feet!? My luck, of course.
'Oh, well,' I think to myself. 'I've done this before, here we go again using the regular foot for a zipper. Only this time, after the second time all the thread got all jammed up in the bottom bobbin (whatever that part of the machine is called?), I yanked and cut and threw the dress back into my 'sewing bag', put away my machine, and grabbed a beer and the computer.
I guess I have two options now:
1. try the fabric store again and see if they got any zipper feet (foots?) in yet; or
2. hand sew the zipper.
I will probably try hand sewing the zipper while watching TV tonight, because sewing makes me very impatient and I am at that point where I just want it to be done and over.
In the meantime, all of this sewing has kept me for practicing my clarinet, planning dinner and a grocery list, and my many mail art projects.
What have I learned from all of this? That I know why I had put aside sewing for awhile, and that I will likely not abandon it forever, even if I feel like it now! :)
(no progress pics...too frustrated today)