Good morning lovely people.
|Where am I gonna sit?|
I did some minor changes to the bodice; I tilted the center seam in about 1/2" so I didn't get any pucker in the center front of the bodice (which was covered up by the yoke of the first dress). I also took in the sides, the arms, the shoulders, and the skirt by a lot. Huh, I guess I DID do more than I thought to this pattern.
I hope I'm good to go because I love the fabric that I'm using.
There is going to be another vintage baseball game next month, and this dress would be great for it. I didn't really plan it that way, it's that sometimes things work out for the awesome.
I did, however, mess up again. I sewed the yoke and the front bodice together but forgot to sew in the yoke inset part. You know, the part that makes this pattern so awesome!? Crap, and I had basted and turned under the outside edge for that part so well. I guess I'll use it on another dress.
This time I did take extra care on the rick rack. I kept careful alignment of the seam allowance and basted the pieces together first (the blue thread), then I sandwiched the rick rack into that seam and sewed it all again (the white thread).
I have a good feeling this dress is going to work out pretty well. I am a bit concerned about the under arms. The front seems a bit low to me, and when I make this dress again (if this one is successful), I'll raise the arms a bit, if needed.
So how about you. How often do you bow to defeat of a botched pattern? Do you toss it forever, or do you rework it to conquer the beast!?
Have a great Monday!