I decided to get back to this Simplicity dress I started last summer. I had abandoned it after I sewed one of the halter straps crooked, so the first thing I did today was unpick that portion and resew it. It wasn't until I started basting the top section that I noticed the tension on my machine is utterly out of whack. I am not a proficient sewer, so when I was unsuccessful going through the 'troubleshooting' section of my operation manual I decided to call the repair shop. I sewed a couple basic pillowcases a few weeks ago so I'm not sure what changed between then and now, but we'll see. Naturally, the authorized dealer is quite a distance away. Who knows when I'll get back to that stupid dress.
I did have one non-fail this weekend; I finished this second baby sweater just in time for the baby shower yesterday. It was well received, so that definitely makes me feel better about my other craft fails!