Monday, October 13, 2014

One Step (almost) Forward

You know that phrase, "One step forward, two steps back?"  I did that this weekend.   Actually, it was more like "One step forward, and stumble."

What did I do?  I cut two of one piece right-side up, rather than two mirror images.  Somehow it's much more dramatic when it's for a garment than it is when I make this mistake while quilting.  Maybe it's because the pieces are bigger and there's nap involved.

yep.  A nap.  That's what I wanted when I realized my mistake.

Maybe there's enough fabric left?  Nope.  Not on this scrap.
 And not on this scrap either.
 Piecing skills to the rescue:
 I am hoping that I matched the nap, though it doesn't look like it in the picture.  When I take the 5/8" seam allowance in both directions, there won't be too much of the error exposed.  Then, when I add the black trim, it should (I hope!) fade to the background.  No one will ever know...except for the millions of people who saw the post here and on Facebook.  :)

At least the dress went together without incident.  I added the gold after I looked for a Disney comparison.  The dress made with the pattern directions were just a bit too ordinary for a princess.  I think the gold takes it from homemade to custom tailored, don't you? 
And with that, I've a cape to assemble.


Barbara Sindlinger said...

I hope they pay you good money for all these great costumes. I could not do it.

Quiltedtime said...

I agree. I stress out much, much more with garment mishaps. There isn't much forgiveness in those patterns. Quilting mistakes most often turn out to be fortunate in that they force me to be creative.

sewmuchfun said...

Cute cute!

Elaine said...

Princess in the making. How cute. Great recovery!