Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fashion Statement or Big Sewing Mistake?

Well, if you've read any of my recent posts you already know the answer. The pattern calls for the dress to be fully lined and sure enough they instruct you to attach the lining all by machine except the shoulders - sew those in by hand. It's been decades since I've used that method! So I decide to attach it just as I would a sleeveless top, except it's a dress. As I'm sewing I think "wow, I've got to be careful so this doesn't get twisted." Not until I've sewn the last side seam did I discover the twist. Right away I ripped out that SA only to discover the mistake was made when I put in the zipper. great. Solution: rip out the shoulder seam and (at least partially) sew it by hand.

Just can't wait to get started on my next project (can you see the sarcasm in that sentence?).

Hope you're having better luck than I am.

P.S. I'm really excited about this dress, it's a sheath that really fits well - yipee for that!


marysews said...

It sounds like your sewing mojo let you down. Will you post a picture after it's been fixed?

Dana said...

Oh, yes. It's already fixed and hanging in the closet. Pix will have to wait until tomorrow.

Faye Lewis said...

That sounds just like something I'd do. That a pretty dress though.

Linda T said...

My luck was not much better today. I realized as I was about to hem a jacket, that I had attached the sleeve cuffs with the vents facing the opposite way. One has now been ripped out; one to go!

gwensews said...

The fabric is awesome, and what I can see of the dress-it's divine! As Tim says, "Make it work"!!