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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Burda 7463 : Sewing Blooper

I thought it might be fun to add a post category of my sewing bloopers. So often  blogs only show  products that worked out nicely that it can be disheartening to beginning sewers out there. Well, as you can see no one can do without their seam ripper and some of us ( ahem!) are in too much of a hurry to make a muslin so we just cut the pattern in the good fabric and "ughh!!" Off to the thrift shop or costume pile it goes after you get sick of feeling guilty about all the time and money you wasted in making it and buying the materials and how it would be easier to just make a new version rather than take it apart and fix it.
As you can see, big pleats growing out of a low wide yoke paired with narrow knee cuffs  isn't the most flattering combination! My daughter did warn me that they would probably be hideous when she saw the envelope photo. Out of the mouths of babes, right ? I did get some use for these as they were perfect to donate to a high school production of As You Like It.

Rosalind on right.
Burda 7463 above. Ugly but perfect for the character of Rosalind who was disguised as a boy! So consider this is  a warning if you are considering making these " knickers." Make a test garment first. I think the photo on the patterns' width in the legs was narrowed because mine looked like bloomers. Oh yes, and I have to add that the character of Rosalind is the sister of Maria who I made the wedding gown for. She is 5'9 and a size 4 or 2 probably so if they weren't flattering on her I doubt they would look good on anyone! But they are great for a  Shakespearean costume !

1 comment:

  1. I love that fact that you showed your blooper. I did too, on my blog. It's good to know others go through these things so you don't feel a lone!


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