Friday, February 25, 2011

Second Attempt This time a complete outfit

This time I completed an entire outfit. Not without flaws of course.
I did measure better as you can see it pretty much fits.
However the top part took me an amazing 6 hours to complete.
I did mess up quite a bit, and let me tell you straps are no fun for beginners.
I did use a trick that a friend told me about on here about using a safety pin.
It worked wonders on the elastic, and even worked with turning the straps right side out. Although it took me 2 hours to figure out that part.
I also would have to admit that pattern companies are trying to mess with me.
I follow along like I am supposed to then get jumbled up and confused at one step in the process every time. If I didn't follow a pattern I would have done it totally different, But then again The top would probably not have looked like it does if I had done that.
I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. I need to work on my technique in many areas, but I am learning a bunch of things as I go through this learning process. One example is how valuable You Tube is.
I didn't know what casing meant or under stitching, but a quick search sent me in the right direction.
I think these easy sew patterns are not all that easy, But then again most people attempting them probably have a least a little knowledge of how sewing works and such.
The pants went by fast this time. Although the crotch doesn't exactly line up with the front and back. Somehow I think I missed something, But I did not notice until we did a test wear and they were pretty much finished
Well now I guess its time to see if they hold together through the wash, Which I am kinda nervous about since I might have missed a back stitch or something along the way.
WE shall see.
Well here is the a few pictures with my test model.
Perhaps the wife will let me make her something. I guess the washing machine and baby testing will have to see if that will be a Go or not.
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading