Now I know why I don’t like to follow patterns. fyi…anything with a gathered shirring should not be listed as ‘EASY SEW’.
I ended with a nightie for my beautiful niece Eva.
1) repositioning the pattern FIVE TIMES. I have forgotten alot about patterns….plus the fabric I bought was 107 cm and the pattern was made for 115 cm.
2) I didn’t like the idea of bias ply tape for the elastic casing so I made my own little tubes (man, that took forever to turn those inside out…but I love the result!)
3) For a size 5 it looks really big. I had HBI try it on for me (!!) and the neck is pretty big on him, so on a 4-year old…..hmmm. All you sewers out there can tsk tsk now…I didn’t prewash the fabric. I know I know, but flannel never looks as nice as it does before that first wash does it? So…maybe once it goes through the wash it will be more like a size 5. (????)
I’ve got some pretty nifty ideas for my next repurposed project…stay tuned…I don’t think I can keep churning them out one per day, but we’ll see how it goes.