8.05.2010

She follows directions well

Remember that design I was working on? Well, I made a rough draft. It's awfully frustrating making a pattern from "scratch". I realize that my sewing time is better spent following directions that are neatly laid out on a commercial pattern. I like that I can cut a pattern out in a given size and it will come together and look like the garment pictured on the envelope cover.

So for a rough draft it's pretty o.k. Here's the problem. I'm over it. I don't feel like going back to the drawing board to iron out the kinks. For example: I made the front yoke and back yoke have different curves to fit the body better. The yoke is not a true half circle so the shirring lines are a little wonky. It's kinda hard to explain. Although I thought I sized this in a size 6 it ended up being more like a size 5 (maybe). 

I'm wondering if I should make the yoke a true 1/2 circle  just to make it easier. I also stitched the shirring on the front yoke separate from the back yoke and then stitched the seams closed at the shoulder afterward. There's probably a way to do this another way, but you've got me. There were lot's of little details that annoyed me along the way. I know I should be happy my first run turned out a wearable garment, but I'm just anxious to get to another project.

Let me know... would anyone out there be interested in me uploading this pattern? With my kooky sewing instructions? I think I can work it out to be sized for 2-6.

13 comments:

KID, MD said...

Oooh, I love it!! The shirred neckline is so pretty, and original.

oversewn said...

You did a great job! I'm not ready to draft patterns yet.......I did just start altering some though. Whoa, getting crazy!

FYI: I'm raffling off a vintage Singer Featherweight and some kick-ass fabric :)
http://oversewn.blogspot.com/2010/08/official-featherweight-raffle-post.html

elise said...

it turned out really great!! and what a sweet model :O)

Kimberly said...

Great job! I am so impressed that you created this yourself! If I had a girl I would most definitely request that you upload it, but I'm afraid I'd never actually make it myself. Perhaps in a few more years? ;)

Millie said...

It's beautiful. Great work. I'm definitly an instruction follower!

Delilah said...

This is so cute! I absolutely love the fabric.

A-me said...

Yes, PLEASE! upload pattern... it's soooo stinking adorable. I love LOVE love. Saw it as a thumbnail on another blog and went through your blog (with fingers crossed) hoping there would be a pattern. Drat.

Sascha said...

Okay, I better get on it. As I recall it needed some major work but Spring is coming up and it is a cute top/dress.

whiterabbit said...

omg so pretty! i would LOVE to make this, and i like to follow instructions too. ;)

Anonymous said...

yes, please, on the pattern! saw the thumbnail on 'made' and came here to see if i could find out more. :)

Shanna said...

Heh...looks like I'm not the only one trolling through your blog to see if you had a pattern for this amazing top! So glad Made featured you - I love your blog. You sound a lot like me - buying lots of patterns yet procrastinating the actual sewing of said patterns. I have several my daughter had grown out of now. :)

Lulu said...

the minute I saw it on Made by Rae, I went in search to see if there was a pattern. Please Please Please upload a pattern!

thanks in advance...sy

jane mckinlay cluff said...

I love this pattern please upload. I am wanting for spring/summer for my girls. please please

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