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!