I decided at the last possible minute that I should make a new dress to wear to my friends’ autumn wedding, as most of my more formal creations were more suited for summer soirees.
I settled on the Truffle dress from the Colette Sewing Handbook and got to work immediately. The fit was great. I had found the perfect fabric. The cutting and sewing was going really well.
I managed to get from basting my test muslin to lining the bodice of my final dress in just a matter of hours; all the while I was ignoring that I was quickly becoming hungry, very sleepy, and all around less attentive than I usually am.
I decided I would just do one more thing before I put my project down for the evening and go ahead and trim seam allowance from where the bodice lining was attached to the dress. I had already trimmed a few inches in when I flipped the fabric over… and then I saw it.
I had snipped a giant hole in the front of the bodice shell! It was directly above the side bust dart. There was no hiding it. There was no quick or easy fix. What followed were a few very undignified minutes full of expletives and foot stomping.
After I pulled myself together I reasoned that I still had enough fabric left over to recut the bodice. Yes, it was time consuming to rip out so much stitching and serging, but at least I wasn’t completely out of luck! I still managed to finish the dress in time for the wedding.
It could have been worse, right? So, in the spirit of commiseration, leave a comment about your most recent sewing screw up!