An innocent little comment
I have been distracted of late by a whole host of things, so sewing was put on the back burner until yesterday. Life, it never stops, does it?
My sister was over this weekend and we enjoyed a nice afternoon of catching up, watching two boys implode occasionally and making dinner together. I proudly showed her my colorblock dress (well only the front of the dress since that was all I had finished at that point). She said, “I like it, but couldn’t the orange waistband not have the seams running through it?” I was so proud of how I had lined up the orange and pink bits exceptionally well for the fisheye darts, that I had not thought about how the dart interrupted the orange waistband. A very rude interruption, now that I noticed it.
I’m sure you will agree that my sister, even though she’s not a seamstress herself, has a good eye, n’est ce pas?
So of course, the perfectionist in me could no longer abide this interrupted waistband and I spent most of Sunday afternoon reworking the pattern piece, recutting, unpicking and resewing the waistband. Was it time-consuming? Yes. Was it worth it? A resounding YES!
Stay tuned for the reworked waistband and the finished dress soon! I hope to wear it this week. I would hazard I have about 5-6 hours worth of work left on it. I’ve already cut out the lining and have sewn most of those darts. What’s left to do? Attach the lining (using the burrito method — more on that later), insert the zipper, topstitch the colorblock seams and the hem.
Happy sewing everyone!