I was up at the crack of dawn looking through the Pendrell blouse sew a long and to my horror, the first thing that is taught is how to shorten the pattern. *grinding teeth* I wish I wish I wish I had seen this lovely titbit of information before I'd started yesterday, but no I had to go in all guns blazing thinking I knew everything as it looked so simple....grrr. So I take the top/tunic thingy up to Mabel the Mannequin and start pinning. I've taken the poor thing in twice now, added a zip and bust darts and it's still not right. You may wish to avert your eyes:
|close up of disastrous sleeves|
So here's my new best friend:
My trusty seam ripper will be working hard shortly. I'm going to summon up the will to carry on tomorrow as just can't face it tonight.
So because I can't leave it on a grumpy note, here's me in one of my favourite shop bought dresses:
|Me in my halter dress|
This is a navy blue with scattered polka dots halter neck dress I bought from Monsoon last summer. I love it to bits and really want to find a pattern the same/similar so I can have another.
Hope you're all having better luck with sewing than me!