July 30, 2016

UFO REVISITED (SMT JULY CHALLENGE)...

...I had wanted a simple striped Tee Shirt Dress for quite some time, so when this pattern was introduced I rushed to purchase it.  McCall's 6886 - every body and their mother has made this super simple Tee Shirt Dress.
Only four pattern pieces, created just for knits, neckline & sleeve variations, and the feature that I like most - no bust darts.  But what should have been the easiest project ever ended up taking me eleven months to complete.

So why did it take me so long? - the stripes!  I usually don't have too much trouble getting stripes to match.  I guess I was in too much of a hurry when I started this project in August 2015 so things just didn't go as planned.  I tried to tell myself that the stripes not matching on the side seams didn't matter, but really I didn't have the heart or want to take the time to undo long serged side seams.  After all as we know RTW stripes quite often don't match either.   This week I asked Carol Ware for a serger removal tutorial and she complied via Periscope with a quick and easy method.

The results, fantastic
 Now on to the the next project...

21 comments:

  1. Faye - I love the stripe match and I'm so glad that you got the dress to work!

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  2. Looks lovely Faye - and you also know how to undo serging quickly now! So well worth the pain!

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    1. I just couldn't bear to throw the dress away Sarah. It was worth it. Hope you had a very happy birthday!

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  3. Lovely dress, Faye and you'll wear it much more happily now you know your stripes match perfectly. Beautiful work.

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    1. I know Kathy. I probably wouldn't have work it at all unmatched.

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  4. Conquered!! Great dress Faye.

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  5. It looks good Faye and your stripe-matching is boss!

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  6. That is a great dress! Glad the serger thread removal wasn't a pain!

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  7. Great job matching those stripes! Love your dress!

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  8. Wow look at those perfect stripes. Great job

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  9. Thanks for the shout out Ms. Faye! The stripes are SLAY!!

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