Obviously I left it until the last day before the deadline because I was thinking, phhhst, how hard could sewing a potato sack be?
Y'all know how this one works, right?
The sack design was all good. Where it went sideways was, unsurprisingly, the cussin' technology. Upper loopers make me want to put my head through the wall.
I use my serger maybe twice a year now and the general rule for sewing machines is that every week they aren't pressed into service, they require two minutes in general maintenance and tweaking to get them going again. My hour of necessary pre-work went into threading and re-threading that upper looper. It's a good thing that I spent an entire year working my way through every possible serger problem the first year I had my machine (including having the factory settings being completely off at first, an unsolvable issue that had me needing to re-hydrate from my lost tears nightly with a bottle of wine). All those
Once the serger was finally subdued, the potato sack was a fairly fast job. Of course. Because it's a sack.
Girl child is a better person than I. Though she was initially disappointed, she has since embraced the sack. She works it. I'm pretty sure that I couldn't pull of potato sack as well. Her potato sackish-ness does me proud. Obviously she'll have to list potato sack on her CV.