Last night the quandary over why I couldn’t cut into the orangey rayon was solved – yeah! And the weather’s turned hot & humid again, so the pattern has been cut out of a Hawaiian print added to The Stash last December. Might finish it before the night is out. I’ve a plan for the peachy rayon, too, but wanted that sheath first.
The mystery was solved when I realized the pattern’s style is informal. Recommended fabrics include seersucker & chambray, and they’re definitely more sporty and informal types of fabric. I wouldn’t describe the rayon as sporty, and that was the difficulty.
Those front pleats are a bit of a mystery I need to look up on-line. The pattern says to baste them, but never says to take out the stitches. Looking at the photos, I can’t tell if they’ve left the pleats sewn down, or not. Maybe I’ll flip a coin, but most probably I’ll check the fit. If it goes on & comes off easily with the pleats sewn down, I’ll leave them!
Didn’t have quite enough fabric to do the 2-piece self-lined bodice, so will use bias binding. Sew up the sides, and it’s done!
Amongst the photos above I’ve included a picture that’s not quite right. See if you can figure out what’s wrong!
Think I’ve been watching too many Masterpiece Mysteries lately?