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24 January 2011

Dork Uses Linen For a Waistband. Oh Crap.


Took this great fabric

And this ZozoBugBaby pdf pattern

And screwed up an otherwise adorable dress with linen.  See the limp waistband?  What was I thinking?  Believe it or not, it is sewn on straight, but I didn't cut the fabric with the grain AND it's limp linen so the heavy 2-acre cotton skirt is tugging on it.

Even laid completely flat, the waistband is all twisty.  Oh crap.  I love the dress otherwise.  Loved the pattern too until I had to add the sleeves and nearly suffered a coronary trying to decipher the instructions (disclaimer:  I'm not so good at logic puzzles).  I said a bad word or seventeen, but somehow the dress still looks like a dress.  With a twisty waistband.  Made by a Dork.


15 comments:

viento said...

Well I love it! I think it is super cute and wouldn't worry about the waist band. I suppose you could use a few more choice words and rip out the waist and change it but is it really worth it? Still, it is for some reason always a relief to know that others struggle with directions and make silly mistakes with fabric usage lol. You have made me feel just a little bit better about me today and for that, I thank you!

Brandi said...

Well, that's a bummer. The dress is adorable, though. Oh, BTW, I'm going to stalk you. Wait... that sounded weird. Not stalk you, just your sewing projects. You make some super cute stuff. ;)

Zeila said...

Okay, but it's still really, really cute!

Småenglenes verksted said...

it's a really, really cute dress. Could you iron some fusible interfacing on the back of it?

{Tasha Bridges} said...

I think it's adorable! I find beauty in the imperfections of all things handmade! ;)

Attilio said...

cheer up cyn, its made with all the love you have for your little v....thats what counts...
could you "hide" it with some decorative buttons. or lay a ribbon of the skirt fabric over it just to cover the ripple?
becky

Laura said...

I like it and I doubt if anyone else would notice anything after she wears it for a few minutes. I was just going to suggest laying a ribbon (I am thinking a wide grosgrain would match the feel of the dress). You could attach it with stitching or wonder under. What do you think?

Melissa said...

Toddler in action while wearing will keep any from noticing. . .

LB3K said...

Love the fabrics, cute pattern, too!

Natalie said...

I actually like it better like this!

kc said...

I'm guessing little V will be moving soooo fast, no one's even gonna notice a little wrinkle here or there! Cute dress & good job at hiding confusion - looks fine to me!

Wendy said...

I feel your pain. I love linen... in theory. In practice, it's such a nuisance!
But the dress looks really cute, and when it's being worn, I'll bet you won't really be able to tell.
Live and learn, hey?

Mel said...

i think its just beautiful.

Holly said...

It's adorable. I'm guessing that the lucky little lass who wears it will be in motion too often for it to be noticed. Give yourself a break!

Cathy said...

It is adorable! I've really been loving your fabric combinations lately! Maybe do some tacking of the waste band, or topstitch around it, or use fusible webbing?