After reading an article about clothing costing more this fall I decided to make shirt of my own. In the past I have made two very cute up-to-date blouses. They are by no means couture, but I enjoy them. I found some very high quality fabric on the clearance rack for $5 a yard. The thread was only $3 and the pattern cost $4.99. All together this shirt was going to be fashionable and cost only a mere twenty dollars.
- My first error was cutting out the pattern too large. I had forgotten that pattern sizes are not the same as clothing sizes.
- My second error was to cut the neck binding too short, so I had to bring up the shoulder.
- After working three hours on this project that was supposed to only take two hours I came up with an oversized shirt that looks like a tablecloth.
Horrified with the outcome of my fashion project I got out the scissors to make adjustments. This time I did not look for any pattern. I put on the oversized garment and pinned it to my size. Then I snipped off about twelve inches of fabric. I folded over the seam and stitched on top without using binding. Finally I had created a one-shoulder top from of the original project. I was grateful that I was able to create a new blouse, but I feel that sewing lesson are one of my priorities before I attempt another sewing fail.