Yesterday when I started sewing my dress, it was pretty much a disaster from the time I started to cut my material. I finally put it down and walked away. I needed a positive sewing experience before I go back to finishing that project so I decided to play with this material. Very simple tank top using a top I already had as a pattern. I just laid the tank top on the material and cut around it. I turned under the neckline and arms and this is what I ended up with...
This is what I learned from working on my dress yesterday (I knew all this beforehand but you know how hindsight is always 20/20!).
- Directions are made for a reason - read the directions BEFORE buying your material. Apparently it helps to know what you're making before you make it. Here I thought I was making a dress because that's what the picture showed but I choose the option for a tunic but cut out the dress pieces but didn't have enough material. So my dress is now being made into a tunic.
- Don't sew on material that looks similiar on both sides when your children are awake. I had to pick out four seams because I sewn the wrong sides together instead of the right sides together and I only have the bodice done!
- Don't try out new presser feet that you've never used before when you're in the middle of a project. A rolled hem presser foot may make life easier but when when you're sewing on viole and you've never used a rolled hem foot before. It would have been another seam I had to pick out but used cut a new sleeve instead.
- DO NOT leave marking pens on your table where 2 year olds can reach...or if you do...say prayers that fortunately they were disappearing ink marking pens.
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