Save the Silk!
Shame, Shame, Shame!
The only thing that saved my latest from being a wadder is the beautiful crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics.
It’s all I can do to smile.
It’s time for my perfect tunic pattern search to go on a break. I outsmarted myself by combining pattern pieces from my favorite tunic patterns, including Butterick 4856 Simplicity 4149 and Simplicity 1461.
I liked the bodice of Butterick 4856, the two-piece back of Simplicity 1461 and the placket of Simplicity 4149. After coordinating the measurements from the different patterns I assumed all was safe but I met near disaster at almost every juncture
Saving the silk was the only reason to keep going.
The navy trim is an ivory silk twill ordered from Mood over 18 months ago. I died it with Navy Rit Dye.
I won’t dwell on what went wrong since it was everything, but I managed to struggle though the issues until I completed a tunic.
I share my near disastrous project with readers because when I started sewing again, I vowed to always complete my projects. I’m glad I did as a reminder not to do this again. Also, the top turned out better than I expected and I will wear it.
Searching for the perfect tunic in fit and design has led me to the conclusion that I need to learn to design patterns, and I have just ordered a new Craftsy Course, Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper with Suzy Furrer. I look forward to sharing what I learn with you.