Saturday, August 24, 2013

Smoke gets in your eyes

Yesterday I was working on salvaging the second dress and was nearly done. I needed to press the facings and then finish up some hand work. The end was in sight. Then I got some bad news about a co-worker and stupidly continued to work on the dress.

I turned on the iron, adjusted the setting for my fabric . . . or so I thought. The first couple of passes with the iron were fine and then the fabric just melted all over the iron.

Once I realized what was happening, I ran outside with the iron because it was throwing off a lot of smoke and I was afraid the smoke detectors would go off and freak out my crazy cats. Then I hung up the dress and put all my sewing stuff away.

I'm going to try to get that melted fabric off, although I’m not hopeful. We're probably getting a new iron soon. Like today.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

I've done that, and gotten the melted fabric off the iron later with a spatula, the kind you can turn a pancake with.