Sunday, January 1, 2017
Happy New Year! - First Dress of 2017
My first outfit of the year was supposed to be a kilt for Soul Kid Yarn. When I finished putting it together, however, it didn't fit him, no matter how hard I tugged or where I placed the snap sets. It was plenty big when I started. What went wrong? Close inspection showed me that at least one pleat had turned back on itself as I was sewing the waistband, making a lump at the waist. Also, I had tacked down the pleats a short way all around and now discovered that some of the tacks went through too many layers of fabric. So last night--after a neighbor's fireworks jolted me out of bed--I sat at my sewing table and picked the seams apart. I guess my first outfit of the year will be the kilt after all, as it's the first one I'm working on in 2017. Although seeing as I'm back to square one, you won't see it before next week.
Happy New Year to All!