Monday, September 21, 2009

Following instructions.

Note to self. When sewing a pattern, don't just look at the pictures and think I know what I need to do. READ the instructions too.

Yesterday I was pinning the front band to my top that I am making at the top was too long for it. I thought for a minute that maybe I needed to gather the top a bit more but knew that wasn't the answer. After an hour of trying to work out what went wrong, I decided to leave the top and come back to it. I was going out with the girls anyway.

After tea, I picked it up again and tried fiddling with it to get it to fit. I measured the band and knew that it was the right length and measured the top and insert. The insert fitted but the bodice didn't. I was just about to give up and noticed that the bands around the bodice were about the same width as the amount I was out. I went back in the instructions. I had looked at the picture they had for d and assumed that I needed to sew the band and bodice with right sides together and then turn the band out. What I needed to do was sew the right side of the band to the wrong side of the bodice and bring it around to the right side with a small seam.

I will undo the sewing today. Not reading the instructions properly sure cost me a lot of time. I think the top would have been finished by now if I had read them properly.
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