However, today, I am not one of these people.
To be honest I don't think I'm sold on the idea of a wearable toile/muslin, as I don't want garments I only kinda like. If I'm going to put my effort into finishing it properly I want a result I love!
However, I don't think this top was ever destined to be great- the bedsheet doesn't really drape well enough for this style.
Looking at the garments others have made with bedsheets, they seem to suit a more structured garment. A good learning experience I suppose?
Okay, I'll give wearable toiles one thing- they do actually give you some practice at the finer points of construction that you wouldn't get with a no-frills toile.
I found for instance that I will change the construction slightly. The instructions say to attach the bias tape around the armholes and then sew the side seams, tacking them down at the top. I think maybe Tasia chose this way to make it easier to sew.
|Following the pattern instruction|
I feel it looks much nicer with the binding covering the side seams like so:
|I think I'll do it this way instead.|
A major thing that bothers me about this garment is the puckered neckline. My leading theory right now is that when I staystitched the neckline, it eased in the fabric a bit. Any other thoughts? But see? Another lesson from a wearable toile.. Hmm, maybe they're not so bad.
If I liked this garment more, I might try fixing it. But I don't, lol.
|Puckers, wrinkles, it's got it all.|
|Some interesting wrinkles here..|
Oh and thank you guys SO much for all your kind words on my previous blog post about my first birthday of being well :) It was very touching!