Messed Up Monday- Modkid Hailey9:46 AM
I loved doing my February Fail post last week. It was great to give constructive criticism and think about how to improve the creative proc...
I loved doing my February Fail post last week. It was great to give constructive criticism and think about how to improve the creative process. So I'm hoping to start a regular thing of posting for Messed Up Mondays.
So what kind of posts can you expect from Messed Up Mondays?
-Reviews for patterns that have issues that make them less than perfect
-Patterns that are fine, but I messed up by using the wrong fabrics, wrong size OR not following directions <gasp!>
-The 15 thousand muslins it takes to get from pattern to perfectly fitted in my size
-The clothing I've made that looks like complete crap on my body
-Tips and tricks for NOT messing up
First, the Modkid Hailey is "a cute and casual dress and shirt with several length options. It can be sewn with knit or woven fabrics and it has no zippers, buttons or snaps so it sews up in a flash. A comfy and stretchy shirred section at the waist creates a fitted silhouette while making this garment versatile for girls of all shapes and sizes."- copied directly from their etsy sales page. The pattern comes in sizes 2T through girls 10 OR you can purchase the women's version.
|Shirt length is NOT trued|
|Dress length IS trued|
There are 2 ways to true this hem. 1 is easier than the other, but both are correct.
|Draw a line perpendicular to your hem at 3/4".|
|Fold up along that 3/4" line.|
|Trace out the side seam onto the left over hem piece. For reference, I colored it green|
|Cut out the triangle. The resulting hem will turn up perfectly.|
|Underarm side seam|
|Fold up hem 1/2"|
|Insert paper between folded hem and pattern piece. Tape carefully.|
|Flip pattern over. Trace undearm curve onto colored paper piece.|
|Cut out underarm curve.|
|Open out colored paper from pattern piece. It should look like this. Extend the sleeve hem to meet the side seam (black line).|
|Trim colored paper at the extended line. Now your hem will fold neatly into the side seam.|
Ok, so we made our modifications, fixed the drafting and sewed up our garment. Now we get to actually wearing the garment. When my eldest saw it, she said just 1 word, "no." <sigh> Story of my life. I spend time making something awesome and she won't wear it. She loved the fabric, but hated the elastic around her body. I should have known since she won't wear tight leggings either. But whatever, I can live with that. Thankfully, I've got 2 more little girls that will try on anything.