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When in doubt, blame the fabric

2013 August 5
by elizabeth_admin

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.


Original fit picture. I don’t feel like posing for a new picture. Meh!


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!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. August 7, 2013

    OK, you’ve got to start a crown business! Those things are awesome. I think you are in your element with children’s clothing and costumes. Reconsider exploiting that skill.

  2. August 8, 2013

    Hi Elizabeth, I’m passing you a blog award, collect it from my post:

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