I had this great vintage pattern for a little robe and nightgown set or “peignoir” as the 1950′s pattern called it. So, I cut them out and began to sew.
But, unlike most vintage patterns I find…..this pattern was totally off. When I went to sew the yokes on the sleeves/ bodices, it didn’t fit. And not just by a little bit. By a huge gaping hole.
At first I thought it was me, that I had cut something wrong, or gathered something wrong. So, I checked the pattern again and again.
This time is wasn’t me (it usually is), it really was the pattern.
So, I took the whole bodice/sleeves apart and started again. And made it work. But phew…was it frustrating.
And after sitting on the “to do” pile for a while, it is now officially done.
With some little pink vintage buttons to close it.
I am glad that it eventually worked and didn’t go into the “scrap heap.” Because unfortunately there are a bunch of craft fails in there. Hmmm, maybe I need to give some of them a second chance too.
What about you, any fun sewing projects this week?