Saturday, May 4, 2013

Too Big

5.12 Update
Correct pattern arrived yesterday :-)  Pattern Review was kind enough to send me a coupon for my next pattern because of the error. I' start working the top next weekend.

5.09 Update
Decided to order the new pattern from Pattern It arrived last night. I was dutifully ironing the tissue this morning when I noticed that I was ironing L-XL-XXL. Crap! Pattern Review sent me the wrong size. There goes my easy weekend project. Now I'll have to think of something else.

Just finished the muslin for B5480. It's too big in the neckline - waaay too big. I made two attempts to insert the elastic into the casing. Did I stretch the neckline out that much? I tried shortening the elastic, but there's just too much fabric. *sigh*

Ruby is smaller than me, the top isn't as big on me in the hips.

I traced a large (my high bust is 37.5") and added at the bust, waist and hips. I think I hear Marta Alto in my head telling me to always use the smaller size because there's enough ease to get me to the next size. So, I'd like to add the same amounts to a medium. The sleeves could be lengthened a bit and I don't need the length I added in the back for my round rear. There's only one problem. I have to buy the medium pattern and that may not happen until Tuesday evening. Bummer.

On the bright side, I learned that there is little room for error in sewing a casing. I trimmed the seam allowances before sewing the casing, which I guess is a no-no. My narrow edge foot and I are back in sync. I also learned how to do a narrow hem. I might break out my rolled hem foot and give it a go on the bottom hem for practice. (Can you tell I've been watching the Great British Sewing Bee over and over again? "Give it a go." Really.)

1 comment:

Lynn (YSG!) said...

Don't you hate when that happens? You get all excited about a project and then it doesn't work out in the end. It's good to recognize the bright side and learn some new techniques despite the top not working out.