Do you ever start a project hoping it's going to be a nice quick one and then half way through realise it's not as simple as first thought?
Take for instance This pattern...
It was Sunday afternoon and I was running out of sewing time fast!
So I snapped my fingers at this pattern thinking it would be quite simple with only 4 pieces!
That's right... 4 pieces! I'm all for quick sewing satisfaction.
I wanna make an outfit, and I wanna make it in 2 hours, and I want to be wearing it yesterday!
But I've got to tell you.
There is some weird shit going on with the facings in this pattern.
Now...truth be told, I didn't read the instructions/have a brain at the time so the details were a little sketchy. I'm sure it would be simple enough if I tried again but at the time, there was a lot of confusion around sewing those concave curves into the convex curves at the back of the collar.
But we must press on in these situations. Eventually the brain cells rubbed together and the facings miraculously fell into place. Once it was done, I sat back and really appreciated the genius of Gertie's excellent drafting skills. The collar is wonderous I tells you. As is the rest of the thinggy (technical).
My only qualm is that the back is cut in two pieces...I'm not sure why? Next time I will be cutting it on the fold.
Look at this crappy polka dot matching!!! Look!!!
Now the pattern calls for approx 1.5 mts of fabric.
I had 80cm + a little scrap of this silk cotton and was determined to make it work.
With some "creative" cutting, it was in the bag.
There is also a bit of hand stitching on this bad boy so after the facings drama I sipped a cocktail (Rum punch, thanks hubby) and finished off the hand stitching in time to wear it to work today. hooray!
I do feel a little bit like Rizzo from grease in this shirt...
Where is Kenickie when you need him?
Whats the score?
Pattern: Butterick 5895
Fabric: Polka dot Silk cotton.
Time: Way longer than it should have!
Ps. What are we all wearing to Frocktails???
Here is a sneak peek of my outfit...