oh the humanity…


Yes, that’s a zipper. Clinging on for dear life to the shredded remains of my Licorice seam allowance.

I was all set to finish Licorice yesterday and it was all going fine until I tried it on after the zipper installation – front: fine; back: an ugly puckery disaster 😦

All I can figure is that I should have cut the lining a bit bigger to compensate for the inherent stretch quality of the cotton gauze the shell is made of. I shoulda known!! *facepalm* I didn’t think of it cause it’s not a “stretch” fabric, but still. Duh.

So I detatched the lining from the zip and it fixed the problem but now I had lining hanging open at the back. No one would know but me, but I’D know, and it bugged me lol. So out came the zipper, and now I need a new one cause – well, you can see why lol.

I trimmed a little off the seam allowance and am attaching 1″ bias tape to my lining on both sides in the hopes that will even it out enough to work.

All I can say is,
wearable muslin? the verdict is still out…
… learning experience? definitely.

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graphic designer, illustrator, and artist of many skills... always striving towards new challenges and goals, and always with more projects than time to do them in!! View all posts by symondezyn

8 responses to “oh the humanity…

  • Vicki Kate

    Oh no! I admire your serenity as I would be a complete brat and have such a hissy fit! I know you’ll be able to make it work though.

  • Stitch Mode Blogger

    A graduate of fashion who specialises in pattern cutting and sewing myself – I would like to offer some advice if I may. If the main outer shell – meaning the fabric itself, is of a stretchy weave – then I would also recommend applying a lining that is of a similar composition – a stretchy weave because then everything should be fitting smoothly. Also, another very important point – for the lining pattern of the garment, you should add a little excess to the sides – ie; Side seams, Centre back and maybe Centre front [depending on the design]. This then allows for movement inside and will prevent tugging and pulling happening, which shows badly on the outside. Adding 3 or 4 mm, should be enough.
    If you need advice on how to finish a hemline in a Haute Couture method, then drop me a notification on any of my pattern cutting and sewing related posts via my blog! πŸ™‚

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