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So I'm making this dress

in white with purple polka dots, and solid dark purple trim.

Here's my fabric

oh my god it has a nap!! (non-sewers: see how the shades shift from light to dark but then go straight back to light? That means it has a right-way-up) Arrgh. :(

Okay, so I have to lay everything down top-to-bottom instead of turning some upside down to fit side by side - other crafty types know how that goes. Fortunately, the (always rather liberal) layout in the instructions says to do it like that, anyway, so at least I'm not short on yardage.

As I'm pinning it down, I notice that the waistline notation on the front piece is ON A DIFFERENT COLOR ROW than the waist on the back piece. Oh noes!

So now I'm unpinning the back piece to shift it down until the waistline is on the same row. *facepalm*

I could have worn it quite happily, until I noticed that. Now it would bug me and I'd never be able to _not_ see that the shade was different on either side of the side seam.

Date: 2014-03-10 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mermaidrain.livejournal.com
Ohhh! Such a cute dress! I envy you the ability to sew! I can fake it, but I never learned how to sew a pattern. I asked my mom to make some PJs for me last year from a pattern I'd found for this darling material with seahorses on it. She tried, but didn't pay attention to the fact that the seahorses only go up one way. SO the legs go up and then look upside down on the other side. Same with the sleeves for the PJs. *SIGH* It annoys me SO much I can't wear them. I paid a pretty penny for that debacle too. =P

Date: 2014-03-10 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
Oh no! That's even worse. The color-shifting on this is pretty subtle (unless you're a) neurotic like me b) the one making it and therefore staring at it a lot). But, man, something like animals with a clear top and bottom, there's no avoiding that. :(

Date: 2014-03-10 11:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cat-i-th-adage.livejournal.com
But, I think it will be a very pretty dress.

Date: 2014-03-11 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
Thank you, I think so too. It's been sitting in my project stack and I've been looking forward to it!

At least you caught it!

Date: 2014-03-10 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trustme1013.livejournal.com
That would have driven me completely bananas--and it's not something you could have hidden with a belt; the colors would have been wrong the whole way!

It's a good thing you found that -- it's the old adage: measure twice, cut once. Good thing!

Re: At least you caught it!

Date: 2014-03-11 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
Indeed. This fabric is so cute and it would have made me so mad not to be able to enjoy it when it was done.


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