Monday, 11 March 2019

A Lot of Learning

As you may have seen in my previous post, I have started working on a shirt dress. I am following a pattern by Tilly and the Buttons - the Rosa shirt dress. This must be the slowest progressing shirt dress ever!

It hasn't been without issues; attaching the yoke took time and several attempts (husband actually had to turn lights off around me at my request to make me stop and go to bed). I made too large a snip towards the pivot which ripped a bit. This fabric is much lighter than the fabric I used for my toile. There is a very small fold at the yoke point, which mostly looks deliberate. Annoyingly, I have beautifully neat top-stitching below it, which is slightly marred by the fold. Ah well! (Top-stitching not pictured here):


My next fiasco - after adding interfacing to my button stand, I realised that the pattern had ripped and my button stand was too short. So more time was lost re-cutting and re-interfacing. My lovely friend who lives around the corner then popped round to help me understand a pattern step to put the button stand together properly.


Understandably, approaching the collar has been a little stressful. After the issues above (and a couple of others), attempting a collar has felt utterly terrifying. I have taken it very slowly, and as of this evening it is now attached! So I have walked away before I do seam trimming and neatening - just in case!



This shirt dress may actually get finished this year!...

...I have now proceeded to touch wood, cross fingers and do several anti-jinx dances, just in case!

8 comments:

Katie said...

Good luck getting it finished up. I sure couldn't do it.

butterfly said...

Looking great , it will be wonderful.

Lin said...

Well done for sticking with it Bethan - your collar is looking good so I am sure it will soon be finished and looking great. xx

Faith... said...

I am glad you are determined to work thru your issues with this pattern. I can't wait to see it finished Bethan!

Vicki said...

Amazing work and very brave to try it

رامز المثاليه said...


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رامز المثاليه said...


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FlashinScissors said...

You did really well to finish your dress, after all these problems! All good experience, and it was well worth it!
Well done, Bethan!

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