Oh yes I was smug. I had “conquered” New Look 6808.
I was dancing around the living room in my finished top and thought hell yeah I’m gonna make another!!
I decided to up the fun factor. Thick blue plaid with 3/4 sleeves so it’d be super warm and snuggly!
I whizzed through it. And I lined up my plaid pretty well I thought… bust darts excluded obviously. More delicious smugness.
I was even deliberating adding an exposed metal zipper for extra cool factor. Oh yes I’m that cool ladies…
Then it came to the sleeves:
Attempt 1 – went mental and forgot the direction of my plaid. Ended up with them in a blatantly different direction to the rest of top.
Attempt 2 – correct plaid direction. Waaaay too much ease.
Attempt 3 – used tips from Casey and Green Apples on reducing ease from sleeves. Reduced too much and couldn’t lift arms/get top off again/thought it wanted me dead.
Attempt 4 – cap sleeves a la version 1. Tried to remove less ease than previous attempt. Still removed too much. Again the top tried to choke me to death but with less vigour this time.
Attempt 5- oh wait I’m out of plaid!! So I resigned myself to having a sleeveless top. Rather than buy more just to mess around with sleeves.
So I started snipping the frayed edges down to apply bias tape (of course they were frayed after all this sewing and unpicking) and had some kind of deranged spasm!
I snipped right into the top! Right in there, nice and big and unrepairable. Oh and did I mention I’m out of plaid!?
So my top just earned itself a nice place in the bin. At least now I can move on to something else.
Hello Polka Dot Truffle party dress! I’ve left you alone for too long.