|I made version B, on the left|
The finished product's not bad, but it's full of little faults and mistakes the distract me when I wear it.
|Here I am in my festive dining room - NOT! It's a recreation of a Georgian room at the Victoria and Albert Museum|
On top of this, the pattern seems to have been drafted a bit strangely. Now I'm no couture seamstress and I've been known to cut corners, but I ain't bad at sewing even if I say so myself. But there were some things on this dress I just couldn't make happen. For example, the sleeve:
|Frustrating, unwanted gathers!|
Next, the collar and the facing:
|Pleat at center back - sheer laziness on my part|
I approach every project as a learning experience, and I always finish them knowing there are little bits and pieces I would like to change, or that could have worked out better. Then I take these bits of knowledge to the next project, and hopefully improve on them. But with this one, I think I was momentarily crazy and just went at it like a looney seamstress, and without any of my usual care. And you know what - it's actually not bad! Every time I wear it some of the faults kind of bother me, but several people have commented on it positively, and Mr Needles says it's one of his favourite dresses on me.
Maybe I just need to relax with all the perfection stuff.
See you soon!