Eventually I turned to every crafters best-friend; YouTube. My kitty rage dissolved instantly when I discovered the most fabulous channel; fashionsewingblog.com run by sewing expert Colleen G Lea.
I had that all-in-one facing done in 10 mins flat and primped my whiskers. That's right!
A great website run by a great seamstress who knows all the tricks of the trade. She's also shown Red Kitty how to hide shoulder seams and how to sew inseam pockets (properly). No longer is the seam ripper my best-friend.
Well, not exactly.....
Catford South Sewing & Knitting Group is completely FREE of charge, thanks to Lewisham Council. Use it or lose it.