I had high hopes for Vogue 8834 a Katherine Tilton pattern, but was sadly disappointed. Of course I opted not to make a muslin first and instead just decided to dive right in. If I had made a muslin, I would have thrown both it and the pattern away without further thought.
The back of the garment was fairly roomy - not huge, but enough to move around and be comfortable.
However the front just pulls at the bustline - and I'm not overly busty to start with!
The collar on the pattern is supposed to be just a single layer with the wrong side of the fabric showing, but I opted to do a doubled collar instead. Of course I spent extra time lining up all of those lines and trimming away the excess material on the double turned facing.....
See - look how well the lines intersect!
But that big floppy collar lays funny and your bra strap ends up showing.
And the sleeve has just too much in the back of the arm. See that extra fabric just sticking out in the back?
Note to self - next time - make a muslin!
One good thing did come out of this experience though - it was yet another stashbuster and this one consumed 2 & 5/8 yards bringing my YTD total to 4.25 yards. A slow start to the year, but it all counts!
That's it for me today - onto the next project that will hopefully be a better one!
Happy Sewing everyone!