1. The super flat front doesn’t look good. Maybe if I was flat in front… but as it is, I need a bit more fullness there.
2. I’ve made the front section too small. Because of the way I’ve cut, sewn and attached the ties, there is no place to get extra fullness from without pulling the pocket slits to the front. Problem is they are already barely on the sides as it is.
3. This petticoat is going to be worn with a jacket on the 21st. I totally forgot about that fact when I was measuring, calculating and snipping. Drat. Obviously the too small issue is really a problem, since those slits are going to show.
*grinds teeth* So I can either just live with the slits where they are and take out some of the pleats in front to give me even gathers (and ultimately more fabric) in the very front or I can take both waistbands out and start again by cutting new slits. I’m thinking I’ll be able to simply whip the old slits together and hide them in the back fullness. I am very tempted to do the whole waistband redo, more work but a result I’ll be happier with. Of course Mom might kill me since she already pinned the hem. The linen was not being friendly either, so she was being really lovely to help me. *sigh*
Good news is the brown is very pretty with the dress. The color combination shouldn’t work but it does… I really like it. Well, I’ll have a few hours to escape, ponder and reflect on the issue tomorrow. I was starting to resent the hours taken away from my sewing time but now I’m glad. I love how these things work out…