Saturday, June 29, 2013

Oh, Mother, Where Art Thou?



Not all of our sewing project can be successes.
 
Many years ago I was making a Vogue pattern that had a button placket down the front, just like this one. It was dark purple, just like this one. I couldn't do it, just like this one. Only many years ago I could go to my sainted mother for her sewing expertise. Sadly, I had to plow through this one on my own. And it shows:
 
 
 
 
By the time I realized I was not going to have perfection on my placket, I decided to just plow ahead and make it fun. Had I made that decision earlier on, I would have exposed all my orange seams to the outside instead of hidden in the inside...spilt milk:
 
 
 
 
Oh, well. I actually love it and it will be a fun knock-around dress for lounging and the beach. It just isn't perfect. Thanks, Mom. I know you were watching the whole thing and wishing you could come to the rescue.
 
For the gory details, read my complete Pattern Review.
 
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16 comments:

  1. This is such a cute pattern and your dress is cute in spite of its faults. I've messed up the odd placket in my time as well :)

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    1. Thanks, Valerie! I've sworn off plackets once and for all.

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  2. ha ha I know what you mean about having your mother around when you need her - still despite your dislikes its a really cute dress

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    1. Thanks, Pauline. Compared to what you accomplished for your wedding I feel like a wimp complaining about a placket...lol

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  3. This is a cute dress in two of my favorite colors! Plackets...... I haven't attempted one in years and your post reminded me why I haven't. Having said that, your placket looks just fine especially for a casual knock around dress :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I think I'll make one of those little signs for my sewing area: Circle with a slash through it that says "No Plackets".

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  4. I like it a lot! Placket and all! And you are scaring me here! I´m about to sew a tunic for my mum...with a placket!!!!

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    1. Well, you know you can't count on me for help. I'm off to buy that cute Vogue you just made...love, love, love it.

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  5. Come on you're not gonna let a little placket scare you! You're tougher than that! :) Great color and comfy dress to lounge in at home.

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    1. Roz, you are so right! If sewing time wasn't at such a premium I would take that sucker to task and master it. As it stands, I'm going to live by the words of Grandma Selph..."It will never be noticed on a galloping horse!"

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  6. I have this pattern too, in spite of hearing the little voice in my head say "It has a placket, you know". You made it work!!

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    1. And I thought it was just me...thanks, Mary

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  7. So cute, love the colors. Bowing at the waist to you for doing the placket!

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    1. Thanks, Coco. No more plackets. Ever.

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  8. You are braver than I. I just made this as well and eliminated the placket and just made it round neck. the garment prior to this had a placket and I screwed it up royally! I did not want to make the same mistake twice.
    I love your blog and I think your dress looks great!

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    1. Thanks for the affirmation, Meaghan! I think I made it perfectly clear that I hate plackets and never plan to do another. If I ever make this cute pattern again I will simply slit the front neck and be happy!

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