Garden Path - Jacket - Part XXXXIV
Not Quite Right.
I try to stay one planning step ahead of what I'm actually doing when working on these projects so that I can keep the momentum going. Today I started thinking about sleeve finishes. Plain, was well, plain and boring. After trying out some narrow trim, I liked that option as it also matched the trim on the skirt pockets. Great, problem solved.
Meanwhile, I was going to start finishing the front edges today. *Was* going to finish them. Until I decided I needed to do something with the back bottom edge. It wasn't hanging quite right and I wasn't happy with the look. If I'm going to make something this complicated, it has to hang right and look good or else it's just a mess. I don't even have a picture of it.
I think the problem began because I thought I was a bit short on narrow trim, which means that I stretched and pressed it a little tighter than it should have been. That resulted in the hem cupping under in a weird way. Adding that last bottom section didn't help. I've been agonizing over this for the past couple of days and this afternoon I finally took the scissors to it all.
I removed the bottom section and half of the trim, placed the trim properly, reshaped it and basted it back in place. I should be able to put all the beads back in tomorrow.
So what does this have to do with the sleeve trim? Well, I decided that leaving the bottom section off was actually a good thing, because there won't be an extra section at the bottom of the sleeve, neither is there a section above the pocket trim on the skirt. I am much happier with how everything looks although I've lost a couple day's work in the process.
In other news, I did finish the spider this morning:
Once I get done basting and fiddling with the narrow trim on the jacket, I think I'll sit down and figure out how to make ants and cut out the rest of the insects.
Parting Shot: Out. Wellie is in a deep sleep. He didn't even react when I tickled his toes!