Here is a peek at Burda Style 04-2013-119, the cute little wrap front blouse I've been working on.
I got the sleeves sewn on yesterday. They are very nice, with nifty pleats at the sleeve cap, gathers at the bottom and a nice, inch wide band.
Imagine my irritation when I went to try the darn thing on and I discovered that the sleeve bands are too tight! Not just snug, but literally too tight to wear.
How did that happen? Especially since I clearly remember measuring my upper arm (I always make my sleeves bigger- Burda designs for a much slimmer arm than mine!) I knew exactly how long to make the sleeve bands, and yet, when I made the pattern piece, I made it an inch too short. Stupid mistake.
Sigh.... So now I have to take the sleeves off and make new ones. The current sleeves are completely finished (serged, and hand sewn) and since I have more fabric, it will be faster, and easier just to start over.
Of course, right now I'm too disgusted with myself to even get started. I think I'm going to go play with my pattern stash instead.