Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wadder Anyone?

I thought that maybe I shouldn't post this, it's so negative.  But, it is my sewing journey that I'm blogging, therefore; this huge speed-bump should be a part of it.  Perhaps writing it down will help me to avoid this happening again, in the near future.

A dear sewing buddy was coming over for a Tuesday night sew-a-thon.  I wasn't ready to plunge into the lace dress, and thought I'd give the stash a peek.  Found this green fabric and thought, "I'll use this." I decided to do a "no-brainer" pattern- Butterick 5497, lots of bust ease, no big fitting issues.  Really?  None?  Needless to say, here's my first wadder after all these years.  Not to say that I've never been dissatisfied before, I have, but I did always find a way to fix the problem.  In this case, I don't care to.  Here's the lesson I learned:

  1. Don't rush into any project, they all matter because they are taking my time.
  2. There is no such thing as "no fitting issues" with me.
  3. If I'm not in the mood to sew, but am committed to do so, find ways to infuse enthusiasm for the project before I cut into anything.
Here's what is should look like
Enough said.

Here's my result...yuck.
My observation of this pattern, for a full bust, is to move those gathers completely away from the center- front, unless you're going for the "Hunchfront of Notre Dame" look.


1 comment:

  1. oh no!! well, I can't say too much. My version is finished but still resides in my drawer unworn. Sorry to hear it didn't work out but that just means you are on to bigger and better things!