Sunday, April 21, 2013

Stupid Rookie Mistake

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.

5 comments:

Judith said...

Must be something in the 'sewing-air' this weekend! The last blog I just read had a similar problem (Mary, from biblioblog). Her solution was to go and eat another cookie. Maybe the two of you could eat cookies while playing with the pattern stash!!! ... J

Deby Coles said...

I often find a glass of wine helps too. Funny how much more relaxed I am abut my sewing then and things seem to slip together easily. Looking forward to seeing the finished blouse - I was rather keen on making this one too. Do let us know what other fitting adjustments you make/made, if any...

NewRibena said...

I feel for you...today I had to remove a collar and collar stand that had been graded and topstitched. The shirt spent a few hours in the wadder pile before I tackled it.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

I've put things in the rubbish bin when I've done lots of silly things and am absolutely fed up with the garment. After the choccy, and a good night's sleep, it usually gets retrieved, for unpicking etc. Usually with a headache and a bad mood! So I feel your pain as well!

Kristy said...

This is so something I would do! Actually I have been thinking of making this shirt so you've saved me from that mistake, but I'm sure I'll stuff up in some other way!