I'm back but I think I left my sewing mojo in Australia.
Have you ever had a gut feeling that something was not going to work, but you blundered on anyway because it seemed like too much work to stop and go back. This dress I am working on is a classic case in point.
It is a sleeveless lined sheath dress and I know that there is a better way to assemble this type of dress than in Vogue's instructions. However I couldn't remember the details and I knew if I switched on the computer 2 hours would disappear and no sewing would happen so I ploughed on with the stupid instructions. Argh I am so annoyed with myself. Now I am spending far more time handstitching the lining to the armscye, unpicking it, redoing it ad nauseum and it still looks hand made on the inside and not in a couture way.
A mess at the inside shoulder seam
I know it has been said many times before but why do the big 4 pattern companies stick with these old methods when the RTW method looks better and must be easier.
Note to self; don't do this again, here are some great tutorials on a far better finish for this type of dress. If anyone has any other favourites please post them in the comments.
Anyway I am nearly there so going for the blundering on approach. I need a break from the dress but here is where I am right now, still one side of lining to attach to armscye and a hem - not much at all I know but I am sick of the sight of it!
Not sure what I am smiling about.