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That'll teach me


That'll teach me
« on: June 06, 2017, 18:54:35 PM »
I never trace patterns and once I've determined the size I need to cut I always cut the pattern.  Mostly I sew for myself and know what's right.
But I decided to make DH  a shirt.  I measured one that he wears very carefully and decided to cut the pattern to the medium size.  At the first try on it wasn't as roomy as I had anticipated.  By the second try on I swear that it was shrinking.  I finished it this morning apart from buttons and buttonholes and comparing it with his shirt nearly 4" seems to have vanished.
Fortunately it was only intended as a wearable toile.
So I had to root around in the kitchen bin to retrieve the bits of tissue I'd cut off the pattern and have spent a tedious hour with glue stick and tissue adding the cut off bits back on to the pattern pieces.
Once I've got the pattern right I will recut the pieces in new tissue or perhaps I should leave them as they are so that the adhering bits of black bean sauce forever remind me of my folly.
Life's too short for ironing.


Re: That'll teach me
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 23:21:09 PM »
Oh dear!  I've done that before and ended up doing a very narrow seam allowance which thankfully resolved it  :)

Black bean sauce....   yummy  :)
Willing but not always able :)