Well, my friends, I think I have to give up the ghost on my tweed jumper. I just can’t get it to fit around the girls right and now the fabric is looking a little forlorn. Remember, this is how it looked last time:
- I tried shortening the fisheye darts — only helped a little.
- Then I tried letting out the side seams — no change.
At this point, the fabric doesn’t look good any more, so I didn’t have the heart to take pictures of what it looks like now though. Trying to take out teensy tiny stitches out of a tweed just about did me in and definitely ruined the tweed. And for some strange reason, the dress keeps hiking up in front so that the shoulder seams go behind my shoulders a bit. I think that’s why the darts look so high. But I can’t figure out why it’s doing that.
I also can’t figure out why this iteration of a TNT is so drastically different from my other two. The tweed is actually pretty lightweight and not all that different in thickness from the brocade I used for my fancy dress, so I can’t imagine that it’s a turn of the cloth issue as some of you have suggested. So strange.
Anyway, I am just going to call it a wadder and move on. I am pretty disappointed though. As for the next project? I have so many end of year projects on the docket that I am a little at a loss as to what to start on next.
We’ll see what I feel like starting tonight.
Wishing you a sewing day without wadders.