Monday, February 13, 2012

What The Three Little Pigs Taught Me About Sewing

I am working on my eggplant (hopefully not giant grape) wrap dress and had an interesting experience yesterday.  I had it hanging for the last two days so the skirt could stretch before I hemmed it and I noticed the collar looked a little wonky.  I tugged it straight, but it didn't help.  I tried it on, but it didn't help.  Finally I laid it on the ironing board with the shoulder seams matched and saw this.

ACK!  Almost a quarter inch difference in the collar length - no wonder it looked off.  I thought about just leaving it and hoping I was the only one who noticed it, but then the Three Little Pigs came to call.  I tell their story to Patrick at least once a day (he likes to tell most of it) and we always talk at the end about how if you're going to do a job, you might as well take time to do it right.  So, after those sides of bacon guilted me into breaking out my seam ripper last night, here's what the collar looks like.  In retrospect, I'm much happier with it, and now it is ready to hem this evening.

On the docket is Elizabeth's birthday dress, from this (she'll get view B on the lower left with a piped collar with no lace):

and not a moment too soon since she will be one in 15 days. Who said that was OK?