When in doubt, blame the fabric
Thank you so much for all the encouragement about my seersucker blouse and the darts of doom. I’m sure a run through the washer and a nice long stay in the magic closet will do wonders for this blouse and my feelings for it.
Several of you mentioned that you believed the fabric was the culprit. I am now coming to the same conclusion. When I wear my first version, the floral print, my darts are still a bit pouffy, but there is none of the bust droopiness that I am experiencing with the seersucker version. I think the fabric is stretched out, pressed out and stressed out. Maybe a run through the washer/dryer will perk it up a bit? Definitely the four-inch wide bust darts aren’t helping the pouffiness at the dart points, but I can’t be bothered to pick it apart again and sew in two darts. It’s just not worth it.
Will I make Advance 8612 again? I think so. I still like my first version a lot. I just won’t make it in a tricksy fabric next time. I might play with the double dart idea in the next version or not. Sometimes I just want to get sewing.
I have to say, though, that it was really buoying to read all your comments/suggestions/commiseration about my seersucker top. I know I’ve said this before, but I wouldn’t be the sewer I am today, without all of you helping me along my journey.
In other sewing news, I made another crown. A friend of Jack’s had a birthday and made a special request for one. I love this fabric; this might be my favorite crown thus far.
I’m not sure what’s next up in the sewing queue. I’ll have to have a good long think about it today. Bis später, tchüß!