janetlin: (Craft)
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.

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