Note to self: do not operate sewing machine after 10pm.
I had an unmitigated sewing disaster. I was sewing around the neckline and thinking to myself what I capital job I was doing of the whole thing when I glanced down and realised I was sewing the lining of the yoke inside out. The seam ripper and I soon became fast friends.
As is often the case when I sew clothing I have renewed respect for sweat shop workers. It really is criminal that we pay so little for garments that are so precisely pieced together. I feel like sending a little thank you note and a fruit basket to the workers who have done such a fine job of sewing the trousers I am currently wearing.
Despite all the drama I've now finally caught up to the sewing schedule.
I have used french seams for the bodice. Why is it that when you add 'french' in front of a word it elevates it to new and glamourous heights? Take for example, french toast, french stick, french fries, french press, or french kiss. French seams are no exception. Such a lovely finish to the inside of a garment. The oliver+s tutorial is really helpful if you're new to this technique.