This dress should actually be called “The Comedy of Errors” dress. The amount of mistakes I made while making it is pretty laughable if I hadn’t been so close to tears! I lost count at the amount of time I recut and redid the collar. I lost count of the amount of times I redid the placket. Had I initially realized the placket was measuring too narrow, all issues could have been averted. Well, not all issues…
I am pretty happy that my improved FBA worked out a treat. There was no excess fabric around the bust, unlike last time.. But, remember all that redoing I had to do? Well, ends up I stretched out the top right side of my fabric. An error I hadn’t realized until I put the dress on. If I knew of it in advance I would have opted to change the dress into a V-necked one. Oh well. I cannot bear to bring a seam ripper to my dress again. Not again. So I am left with a wonky collar that looks awkward snapped into place. Because the mandarin collar doesn’t suit me after all, wearing it open works for me. The mistake is hardly noticeable to me.
You might confuse that face below for smugness. But oh no! It’s one of a survivor. After all the sewing issues, I didn’t toss the dress into a fire, as much as I thought I’d like to. I kept at it. Even when I almost destroyed the fabric! What? Yes! More bad luck! When I finished sewing the dress and I decided to press it. I used some ironing spray and saw blotches spring up. The spray worked earlier so I was a bit confused. I’m guessing my iron had gunked up and I was basically ironing the gunk on. Oy.
I calmly washed the blotches in some baby shampoo and hoped for the best. The section is a bit discolored but you can barely tell. Overall, I’m happy that I finished the dress. The fabric has a wonderful drape that makes wearing it comfortable and fun. Now I want to make silk everything! But before I get ahead of myself I have to sew the remaining two Alders as soon as possible.
Before my brain turns to mush again.