Friday, June 12, 2009

I Love It When The Sleeves Go On

It looks more like a dress and that I wasn't just wasting fabric and thread.

Lessons learned:
  • Velvet is a bitch to sew.
  • Those dots are there for a reason.
  • Sometimes you need to ignore the dots and put it on 'wrong' to make it look 'right'.
  • Wrong and right have entirely different reasons when all caps.
  • Use lotsa pins if you're not sure you don't quite understand the directions.

3 comments:

Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle said...

Velvet is a bitch to sew.
Oh big time!

Those dots are there for a reason.
So are the notches :-)

Sometimes you need to ignore the dots and put it on 'wrong' to make it look 'right'.
Careful assemblage needs to take consideration of body shapes.

Wrong and right have entirely different reasons when all caps.
*grins*

Use lotsa pins if you're not sure you don't quite understand the directions.
Always get second and possibly third opinions on pattern instructions. And even then you'll probably need to unpick and resew.

Silver Countess said...

And hence why I can only make clothes in SL. XD I fear the day I'll be asked to sew things in RL.

Yuriko M.

Fogwoman Gray said...

As I prepare to dye and then sew about a dozen yards of silk velvet into a Wedding gown :)
Lots of silk pins and a needle board!