Pah ha ha, see what I did with the title there?
But, unfortunately it’s true. My lovely Cami dress intentions have not ended so well and I now have a beautifully made shirt – that doesn’t fit :-(.
I’m not quite sure how as the muslin fit perfectly, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I didn’t fold back the button placket on the muslin, therefore leaving me with a shirt that only just does up. I was so sad when I first realised that it wasn’t going to fit, but I carried on making it nicely rather than giving up and doing it slapdash, and now I can either gift it to a tiny friend, or list it on etsy.
I already have plans to make another one, which is exactly the same (but bigger obviously) so that I can wear it too! Now that I’ve made it once, I can knock one up pretty quickly I hope.
Hopefully I’ll be able to show you those pictures soon, but for now you’ll have to make do with these.
I did sort of follow along with the sewalong, but I just kept leaving it in the evenings and catching up at weekends. The instructions were all very simple to follow though and the pictures were helpful.
To be honest, it’s a pretty straightforward pattern so long as you’ve had a go at collars before. My collar somehow came out too long, but I just cut it down and resewed it until it worked.
I did have to make it a little more complicated for myself as I added a bodice lining. I’m not a big fan of unlined dresses, plus my fabric was see-through!
If anyone is interested in hearing how I lined it then I can do a post? Just let me know.
In other news, my last giveaway winner never contacted me, so I redrew names from a hat and Elena came out this time. If you’re reading this now Elena, first of all well done for reading through such a long post and second of all, email me and we’ll sort out shipping your dress!