Tuesday, June 23
Find a pattern, size your children, cut out your pattern.
I am trying a simple nightgown for the girls.
Sew the shoulder seam, easy. Sew the side seam, easy.
Sew the neck and armpit holes... NOT SEW EASY!
I got so frustrated. First of all, the hem is a lot smaller and more difficult to fold under for a clean seam... let alone sew it on the machine.
Worse yet, it is almost too small! When I sized all three of my children, their measurements came out to a size 4 according to the pattern. Size 5 should fit just right, so the next one will be a size 6 so they have room to grow. Maybe I should go bigger?
This exploration project took me an afternoon. Considering I haven't sewn anything from a pattern like this or anything for that matter since Junior High Home Ec class, I guess I did alright.
However, any ideas on how to make the armpit and neck holes less frustrating? Otherwise we'll be sewing square ones from now on! ;)
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