All I can say about this one is, YUK, I don't like it at all. It was one of those projects I had high hopes for but didn't meet the expectations. Plus it was one of those projects that had one mishap after another. The fabric is from Mood and while it is a wonderful stripe and I do like a good stripe, it is quite thin.
I did think the fabric would work well for this top but in retrospect it is too thin and doesn't hold any shape. Now to the pattern, Burda 6838, which I picked up at a Joann's sale a few weeks back. I studied the finished measurements closest to my size, which results in a very big top.
Do you have those times when it is just one thing after another? This top was just that and it should have been rather easy and straight forward. Let me list a few of my issues and sewing mistakes:
- I went with the longer length and the pattern has you finish the front hem first. Matching wrong side to right side, stitch hem, Turn one front to inside and finished hem. Yes, I stitched it the wrong way first.
- The longer length was just way to long, so I just cut it off, thus voiding the above step.
- Pressed the hem, stitched it with my coverstitch machine and done. No not done, I went to put it one for pictures 10 days ago and I had hemmed one wrap front with the back. There was no way to put this top on! It really was quite hilarious and gave me a good laugh.
I put the top on my cutting table and left it for a few days. A nice respiratory flu bug hit me for several days and finally I felt like I could manage the unsewing of the hem. A quick pass on my coverstitch machine finished the top for the second time. It was a good thing I double checked the pinned hem because I almost sewed the hem wrong again.
This top is on the donation pile. I just am so over it and cannot bring myself in any way to try and fix the fullness and ill fit.
Just thought I would share my sewing blunders and bad fit.
What is your biggest sewing blunder? Do you get to a point of being over a garment?