March 04, 2010
I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.
This week's creative space contains Butterick 5206 sitting about in pieces. Lots of pieces; some might say, more than intended.
The pattern I am using is meant to be a mock-wrap frock with a flared skirt and tie. The project was going quite well until The Monumental Mistake.
You see, I failed to heed the warning signs.
Front and back bodice sides don't quite match? Front longer than the back?
Heck, just ignore it. Throw caution to the wind.
Sew up the side seam. Without question as the cause of the mismatch.
Yes siree, keep sewing that knit fabric.
Use lightening stitch; a teeny tiny zig-zaggy stitch.
Follow Butterick's instructions to the letter. Sew the seam twice.
In black thread, on black fabric.
Ahem. Can you see where I am going with this?
Yes, by the time I realised I had forgotten to sew the bust dart (which incidentally existed only because I added it as part of a pattern alteration) unpicking the side seam was impossible. That baby was stitched tighter than Sandy's bodysuit in Grease. So after a hasty purchase - along with more cutting and sewing - I now have a skirt and two bodices. One of which is a little bit wrong (but sewn very securely).
Let's hope I remember to sew the right one to the skirt.
Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space (or to join in), head over here
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