Have you ever, before you even cut into the fabric, known a project is doomed? I'm planning to make New Look 6352, a very simple dress, to wear on the cruise and double as a swimsuit cover-up. However, the selvedges of the fabric curl very aggressively and the fabric will not lay straight on the grain (it's a beefy knit). I've used an obsene amount of pins on the selvedge---yes, that is an antique milk glass bowl I'm using to hold my modest little pins, but what else would I do with it? And no, I haven't pressed it yet. My style of sewing is full speed ahead. Although I must admit I just looked at the new Coldwater Creek catalogue and was shocked, I tell you shocked, at the prices for a little tee shirt or pair of pants. So perhaps I will go back and press that fabic after all. A similar dress in the CC catalogue was $99, and I have about $25 invested in the fabric.