Saturday, 9 February 2013

A denim tragedy

I'm so angry.

It takes me about a week to sew a pair of jeans, thanks to limited spare time (something everyone can relate to!). And you all know I'm trying to spend the time on doing things right, and getting a good finish.


So I traced, pressed, sewed and riveted myself a new pair of Jalies during this week. They fit perfectly, and I hemmed them this afternoon.

Then when I went to put them on for a photography session, the f**king zipper pull disintegrated. It was a jeans zipper from Spotlight, so you know it wasn't even cheap.

I actually cried. CRIED.

Those jeans were perfect, and there is NO WAY that I can replace the zipper without destroying them.

Actually, I might cry again.

As a more productive sideline, I've now ordered a bunch of YKK zippers from the States. Quality, people, which New Zealand is apparently unable to provide.

How's your weekend?

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    1. I know. It is the most unbelievably annoying thing that could happen when I was sewing, and it waited until I was 100% finished!! Wine time for me.

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  2. I feel your pain - how horrible. Spotlight certainly isn't cheap - but then there's cheap and there's cheap and Spotties doesn't have the best of quality. It is a crying shame that we have to go overseas to get our goodies. You have my deepest sympathy.

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    1. Your description of Spotlight is totally accurate - cheap in quality, but not in price.

      I'd love to be able to buy locally, or even order from within Australia/NZ... but it just isn't always possible. Sigh.

      Thanks for your sympathy :-)

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  3. And Spotlight are the first to cry foul when we take our shopping overseas! Such a shame with your jeans...J

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    1. I know, it's hard to have sympathy for shops that provide inadequate and expensive products...

      I better move on fast to a project that is a 'guaranteed' success - maybe a knit top? Appreciate the sympathy!

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  4. That is just horrible! I'd cry too.

    My weekend involves my older kid's activities and lots of housecleaning. We are trying to sell our house, so the cleaning never ends and it is keeping me away from sewing. I can't wait to get back to it!

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    1. It's so annoying when life gets in the way of hobbies :-) I know that feeling!

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  5. Oh no - I'd cry too. I hope you went back to Spotlight and gave them a piece of your mind. Yep, they are not cheap and often their service is quite pathetic too.

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    1. I'm slowly realising that Spotlight isn't worth the heartache! Their fabrics generally aren't that flash either.

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  6. That's so unfair! Is it worth going back to Spotlight and showing them exactly what their useless merchandise has done to your jeans? You deserve some form of compensation!

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    1. I doubt that I still have a receipt. I'm just taking it as a lesson learned, and I'm hoping to find a way to make these jeans work!

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    1. It's so frustrating! I'm on the lookout now for a tutorial about replacing the fly without destroying my jeans, but they probably won't look quite as good the second time around.

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  8. Yuck yuck and more yuck. I feel for you! :(

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    1. It was not a good day! And I feel like an idiot for crying...

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  9. Aaaack! I had this happen with a pair once---not quite as quickly though, at least it was a couple of weeks in. Urk. You're not able to open the bottom and put the slide back on that way or anything?

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    1. The actual pull part broke, so I couldn't slide it back on. I don't think I've ever been so mad after finishing a project!

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