Friday, 9 January 2015

We all have bad days.

Pah. I totally jinxed myself in the last post.  Everything went wrong with this project, so I'm going to have to start from scratch again.

It looks okay in the picture, but the lining is bad.  The bodice is too tight to accommodate the skirt gathers; the waistline is too high once the seam allowance is considered; and the cuffs are a mess.  I pinned it in the back to make it look better too, but it's just not up to par.

I used the professional technique for lining the bodice (including the sleeves) but with all the gathering and the bulk of the seams in the sleeve cuffs, the scale of this doll just isn't right for that method.  

Ah well.  If at first you don't succeed...

Go bury your head in a book for the rest of the day.



  1. Never mind... always a good day when you can bury your head in a book!! I'm sure you'll get there in the end!

    1. :) Thanks for the message of support, Trish. I felt quite depressed yesterday. But I did enjoy my book. I'm reading the Inspector Lynley series, and loving it. So today I feel a lot better, hence Patience and I will embark on the dress with renewed vigour.


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