- The fabric frayed like mad.
- I made the armholes a bit too small.
- The seam of the yokes and the shoulder seams don't line up. ( I think I may have gotten my front and back pieces mixed up.)
- One of the darts in the bodices doesn't line up with it's corresponding skirt dart, even though the side seams line up. ( The next point may be the reason for this.)
- I cut the skirt generously thinking it would be snug, but now it's too loose.
- It's too long.
- I missed one piece of the "lap" on the lapped zipper leaving a raw edge flapping about.
- I stitched in the ditch on the yoke instead of slipstitching and missed about half of the facing.
- My gathering on the hips is uneven.
- And, last but not least, I used a shoddy zipper which doesn't want to unzip without some serious coercing.
Even with all the terrible things that happened, and consequently, the loss of precious sewing time, I think I like this pattern. You see, the bodice fits quite well and I think that if I made this in a more stable, tightly woven fabric, then things would turn out just fine. So, the sunshine dress is now the sunshine muslin and I have intentions of making another one in some gray poplin. (The poplin was originally destined to be a pair of Anthro knockoff shorts, but they're going to have to wait.)
|The pattern on the right is the one I used.|
|Please excuse my lack of makeup and the state of my hair.|
Have you, readers, ever had your own dress, or garment, of doom? I'd love to hear your thoughts.