Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Progress? I don't think so...

So I know it's been a LONG time since I have posted anything about sewing the Butterick 5383 and that's because it's been a long time since I have sewn anything on it :) I lost my sewing mojo for a while.... but I am still not quite sure it is back :S

So here is the update..... PROBLEMS GALORE! Really if you know anything about clothing construction, now would be the time to chime in :) because I am stuck at what to do next and I don't know if i can go back either... so here's the damage...

After some friendly advice from the Joann lady I figured out what the staystitching thing was all about, so I got that in there just fine.




Then I proceeded to the invisible zipper with not too much fuss. (Even though I don't have that invisible zipper block foot thing, I managed with my regular zipper foot.)




Then I had a "tube" of a dress if you will, so I decided to try it on before going any further.... here is  where the flying bird gets plastered by the car going 75mph....






Oh dear where do I start! There is so much floppy fabric in the front where it's ruched (sp?)... and because I obviously over ruched the front is TOO SHORT! (Like way too short...) The hips are pretty snug, like afraid to sit down snug and the back above the rump is very fabricy too...

Now I don't know what to do. To go back and un-ruch some of the side would mean A LOT of ripping out stitches and ripping out the zipper. And even if I did that I am not sure if that would afford me more room in the hips too...

Help someone who knows better than me!!

3 comments:

Gretchen Niaki said...

Thanks for stopping by to post on the fb discussion board! I SO wish I knew where to start here but I'm not a sewer - I can make beanbags! ;)

I LOVE the material though! Super pretty!

Mel said...

Hello there! Stumbled across your blog looking for reviews on this particular pattern. I was wondering if you worked out your issues with it! I haven't put a needle to fabric in two years, and that was just a halloween costume, so I need all the guidance I can get. :D Hope it went well for you! Love your site! -mel

sunflowerlin said...

Mel,
My problem was I didn't pay attention to what type of fabric to use :) This fabric had no stretch what-so-ever! I might try again with different fabric, but it might be a while :)