I rarely make clothes. Sometimes for the girls, but never for me. When I saw this fabric earlier this summer, I knew I wanted to make something to wear with it – I thought maybe a skirt. The fabric sat in the bag and I kind of forgot about it until I began cleaning out the sewing room. When I rediscovered it and found this pattern, I thought ok, this is what I’ll make.
Mistake #1: When I cut it out, I decided NOT to lengthen the torso. I kept holding the pattern up to myself and thought, "this is definitely going to be long enough." Wrong, wrong, wrong. It was a really dumb call on my part – I have to order long torso bathing suits. What was I thinking?
Mistake #2: The armholes are huge! I don’t understand why – must be the pattern. I should have looked a little more carefully.
Mistake #3: At the bottom, it’s narrower than at the arms. Another pattern thing, I think. It barely fits over my hips.
This is why I don’t make clothes!
The result . . . still to be determined. Part of me wants to scrap the whole thing because I am so frustrated. The other part thinks I am up to the challenge of multiple alterations. I guess I will wait and see.