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An innocent little comment

2012 March 19
by elizabeth_admin

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!

7 Responses leave one →
  1. March 19, 2012

    Whoa. This dress is BRIGHT! Can’t wait to see you in it! Bring it to San Diego!

  2. March 19, 2012

    That looks absolutely gorgeous. I love those colours together. What type of fabric is that? It looks lovely.

  3. March 19, 2012

    Of course inquiring minds would love to know how you worked out lnterruption . Trying to figure it out in my mind. Would you please explain?

  4. March 20, 2012

    Gosh, you are seriously dedicated to rip that out! I know it’s going to look amazing though.

  5. March 20, 2012

    Those little innocent comments can be real sticklers sometimes 🙂 I look forward to seeing your finished product and know it will be super – love the colors!

  6. March 21, 2012

    Perfection is always worth the effort.

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