Ease-y does it

Some times you win, sometimes you loose, sometimes you cut a hole in your almost finished garment while clipping a seem.  It HAPPENS.


See what I did there.

So, what happened was, I was cutting the collar facing because somehow I sewed it into the shirt when I was trying to finish the edges (funny how often that occurs) and I accidentally snipped the back of the shirt.  Pretty much exactly what I’ve done multiple times with my surger, but turns out I didn’t even need my surger to do that this time!  Lucky me.


(Picture pre-incident, when everything was going so well)

If you look at the pattern pieces, you’ll notice the shirt is made so the back yoke is all one piece with the front yoke area.  So to fix this tiny little minuscule mistake, I would have had to take apart the entireeeeee shirt.  LAME.  And, I was almost done.So instead I patched the hole by making some ghetto double sided iron on interfacing (that’s when you sort of remove the non sticky part of single sided interfacing so it’ll stick two things together.  Super MacGyver and shit).   I ironed a little patch onto the back and then hand stitched around it.

I think I did a pretty good job.  I was considering putting interfacing over the inside of the back so it doesn’t unravel, but I didn’t want to make it too bulky.  I’ll just have to see how it wears.

What’s MORE important, is how awesome this Deer&Doe pattern is, it’s like super awesome. A few weeks ago I stumbled into magic-land and discovered the lovely Paunnet and then she led me to THE BEST MOST ADORABLE INDEPENDANT FRENCH PATTERNS OF ALL TIME, aka Deer&Doe.  Or also, the only independent french patterns I know of, there could be a gold mine of indy Frenchie patterns out there, just waiting for me to discover.

For now I’ll just enjoy these little babies:



It took me a whole two seconds to order the dress upon seeing Paunnet’s darling renditions.  I was slightly concerned about ordering the top as well. The main factor was I just wasn’t sure if the Airelle Blouse would suit my body type. You know, how sometimes these things look adora-face in photos, but the model is nothing like your body type and you look like a wrettched sack of flour?  I have the too many sack-of-flour-patterns issue down solid, but I’ve gotten pretty good at knowing that and avoiding actually making these patterns up. For some reason I thought this was one of them (maybe it was the collar, I just feel like I don’t look good in collars…) but boy, was I wrong.  No way I could look like a sack-of-flour in this lovely fitted little number:




Chambray Airelle Blouse

Also I didn’t mean to practically make the EXACT same shirt as the one in the sample, it was just one of the few bits of fabric that I trekked over from the homeland.  I was going to use it for a Collette dress but decided it was too light weight.  It’s just perfect for this top.

For the next rendition I was thinking I might make a size bigger, or cut sleeves a little longer or shorter, but I really don’t thing I’d change it too much. I might have to try a more rounded collar, oh and to not cut a hole in the back of the shirt. But no promises.


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