It works a lot better if you follow directions, dumbass.
Also, it helps to measure.
That’s what I’ve been saying to myself ever since I finished sewing what was supposed to be a super-cute pillowcase dress for Adele.
Though I guess it would have worked better if I’d used an actual pillowcase except for some old material that I stole from my mother (Thanks Mom!). But in my defense, the material was already hemmed so I thought since I didn’t have an extra pillowcase this would work beautifully. Also, I hate hemming. HATE!
But the cuteness of the material distracted me from the fact that it may have been just a teensy bit wider than a pillowcase. I used a pattern, from this book, which was more of a guide than a pattern, and that’s where I probably went wrong. Also, even with a guide, I tend to skim and skip steps that I think are unnecessary.
You’d think I’d realize that since I’m not that good at sewing to begin with maybe I should CLOSELY FOLLOW ALL STEPS in order to get the results I want.
So I took the measurements and cut the dress out according to the instructions. And then I thought about how big Adele was. There was quite a bit of difference between the two. I know it’s supposed to be flowy, but that was a little ridiculous.
And that’s when I realized how wide my material was. I cut two inches off each side of both the front and back pieces, hoping that would fix it. Well, it did fix the width aspect of it. However I also failed to take into account the width of Adele’s shoulders and the width of the scoop neck and beck of the dress. I take that back. I did take it into account, but chose to ignore it, hoping that if I just thought really happy thoughts and worked really fast I’d somehow avoid the problem that I knew was there.
I mean, I was so aware that instead of making 1 inch box pleats I made 2-inch ones to take it in some. I probably should have made 4-inch ones. (I know, most of you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. I didn’t either until I made this.)
Alas nothing worked.
It just doesn’t fit.
The fit is so bad that I forced Sebastian to try it on just so I could see how awful and ill-fitting it actually was.
He was thrilled, obviously.
However it is adorable. So adorable. I want so much for it to fit.
Maybe when she’s 4 she can wear it as a shirt. Or else I’ll make my mom fix it for me.
SO ADORABLE YOU GUYS! GAH!!