Finished, and it looks good despite everything...
Well, I took some time yesterday to make the stocking that my sister-in-law requested. It would have been a very quick project, if I hadn't managed to screw up virtually every aspect of it at one point or another.
I had the outside and the lining all set, I had sewn together the cuff parts, I put the cuff on, and I was very excited because I thought I was basically done. When I turned the cuff down, though, I discovered that the seams were showing on the cuff. I had to rip out not only the seam holding the cuff on, but also the zigzag finish of the edge of the cuff. I HATE ripping. It makes me say bad words. Anyway, I got the cuff off and corrected my error, then put it back on, at which point I realized I had forgotten to include the hanger loop. I added that on and once that was done, it looked pretty good to me. I put a bell on the toe, both for decoration and to hold the lining in. It actually looked pretty good. I was glad to be done.
This morning when I woke up I realized that I had turned the lining right side out and put it into the stocking before I sewed them together, so now the lining was wrong-side out in the stocking! Luckily it is a white lining so the seam allowance isn't really obvious, because there was NO WAY I was going to take the whole thing apart. Anyway, it is done. I have given it to her and she likes it. She offered to pay me but I told her it wasn't necessary. I'm not sure if anyone else has this problem, but it was all I could do not to point out all of its flaws. I am certainly a harsher critic of my own work than of others'.
Without further ado, here it is: