Sew 2012 #011: Dismal Success Dress

I love learning. It’s great. It keeps you going. Learning is also why you won’t see me modelling my latest creation:

Isn’t it lovely! What fun! Silly Morgan, just hem it up and you’re done! It’s wonderful!

No. It isn’t. It’s not. I’m not. It isn’t.

I’m lucky in that I can pull it over my hips. But I can’t do the zip up and even if I could, I’m am certain the moment I did that extra bendy-bend to sit in a car my not-that-generous behind would bust some puckering seams. Fortunately I found this out before I spent any more time sewing the lining together.

That’s not all. Something weird is going on with my pattern alterations. I had noticed when I sewed the BatFace is Back Dress cut from my same updated pieces, but by that stage I’d already got excited and cut this one. Lesson learned.

But wait, keep reading for the next 47 seconds and be amazed by our next disaster:

Twist!

‘No!’ I hear you say, ‘That’s no mishap, that’s an expensive designer dress design feature!’ On another day I would agree with you, but today the twist wasn’t meant to happen and the rest of the dress doesn’t fit, so unfortunately it is not a design feature. However, considered it noted for future dresses – If only I could figure out how I managed to do it…

Finally, my invisible zipper installation was out by ONE WHOLE INCH on one side. That sucked. So I cut off the extra bit and sewed on. So my back neckline is now uneven. So what? 😀 Right now I’m enjoying all this learning with cheap fabric.

I was looking forward to this dress – I haven’t felt my Gothic colours shine for a while and was thinking this would be a marvellous way to trickle them back for the winter. And considering this cheap muslin was from a really rough skirt and cheap lining remnant, I’m still looking forward to this dress.

No point continuing with this dress now, I’m keen to get the pattern updated and cut out my next one. I have some catching up to do!

Stay happy!
😀

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