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Bummer

Hope I use the right word for it in English, but  it’s what comes to my mind for what happened yesterday evening. It started raining, temperatures got down to more agreeable summer values) and while the family was watching the football (soccer) worldcup game, I planned to sew the invisible zipper in my dress. It’s a 60 cm long zipper. When I took it from the plastic casing it’s sold in, it wouldn’t open up properly. A little obstacle at first, and then halfway it got stuck. The picture shows why, the machine melting the plastic casing to the zipper tape obiously has struck at the wrong places too.

These zippers are expensive here (almost 6 euro’s, a bit cheaper when bought at the market, but I was not there this week) and I was lucky to find the receipt in the waist(stupid error) waste paper bin. I’ll return it to the shop, but that won’t be open till Tuesday…..
PS: In answer to a question of Valerie from Australia: I have no final plans for the bouclé fabric yet. I do want to sew a complete fall wardrobe, but nothing definite yet. It will be my project after the holidays.

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  1. Bummer inderdaad.
    We had the same weather here--it was 36C on Friday, thank goodness for the rain.

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  2. Oh, man. that *is* a bummer. I stocked up on 75 cent zippers in Montreal. And, even with $30 USD worth, I wish I had bought more! It was about 29C here the last three days. Today and through the week they are calling for 38. Ugh.

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  3. oh yes, bummer is the right word. I am glad you still had the receipt although that doesn't give you a zipper right now.

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  4. What a bummer indeed. And waiting until tuesday, that's terrible when you are in a sewing mood. I once stocked up on zippers from someone on marktplaats and now have zippers for most of my projects. Stories like yours make me a little bit less feeling guilty about my stock ;-)

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  5. "Bummer" is the right word. At least, you have the receipt.

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  6. Bummer and Blast!
    All you Europeans (and Americans) can I have some of that heat?

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  7. Yeah, as everyone else has said, a bummer. 6 Euros? That's expensive.

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  8. Yes, that definitely is a bummer, especially because you are in the middle of your project. At least Tuesday is almost here!

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  9. 6 Euro for a zipper? Wow. That is expensive. So frustrating that you can't finish your project!

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  10. Hi :D

    Im wondering on this thing, and you seem to be the right person to answer my question! My question is: Is there sewing patterns in the vogue and mc calls catalogs or is there just pictures of patterns you can buy??

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