Jenny La Fleur
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a factor I forgot
I decided to flat-line the skirt after, it's just so much easier to deal with that way! So I found a cotton/poly voile in the stash (so happy to use this up!), cut it out and used temporary basting spray to baste the lining to the demon fabric.

I stitched all the seams, pinned the skirt onto the foundation bodice and it is too small in the waist. Ahh! I had the same issue with the bodice and think I have finally figured out what the problem is. My demon fabric doesn't stretch like the cotton muslin I used for the mock-ups. Actually I don't think it has any give in it at all. So what fit beautifully in the mock-up isn't working in the demon fabric. Awesome huh? :P

The only thing I can do at this point is sew the seams with the smallest seam allowance possible (like I did on the bodice) and hope it's enough. If not I'll have to add a panel or something, which even though it won't really show with the other layers of fabric I have planned I'd be bummed to do. I'll know it's there you see.


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bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: March 20th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC) (link)
Man, I hate that. I've done the same thing, more than once, I'm sorry to say. But at least it can be fixed and we probably won't even know.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 21st, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC) (link)
Really I'm a bit surprised it hasn’t happened more to me - it really caught me off guard! *crossing fingers it all works out*
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: March 20th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC) (link)
Total bummer! But I'm glad it salvageable and like Loren said, no one will ever know.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 21st, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, stupid demon fabric!
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: March 20th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Boo! :/ I hate when things like that happen--sometimes muslin can be such a tricky thing. ;) lol. But I concur: what people don't know, won't hurt them! lol.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 21st, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC) (link)
I know, muslin is definitely not the answer to every mock-up!
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: March 20th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh boy, this dress is just being down right mean!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 21st, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC) (link)
Tell me about it! I'm not giving up without a fight though...
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: March 20th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC) (link)
Bad dress!

So annoying. Remember the 20s dress that I got stuck in? This is why. At least it's fixable!

And the dress will be awesome :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 21st, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I'm going to make it work - take that demon fabric!! :P
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