Alice the Huswyf wrote:Coming along very nicely and you are getting adventurous - best way to learn is to work your way through the problem.
You need to press the seams flat at each stage - then things will lie flat during making up, fitting will be mroe accurate and things will not look like they are "made from a sheet".
Seriously, it really is the secret to success.
Thanks. I'm starting to experiment with self drafting patterns now. Using really patterns I've realized not just pressing but actually paying attention to grainlines helps.
Did I mention at this months retro dance I won 'best dressed' competition....didn't get past first round in the dancing competition though. lol!
And I realize what I did wrong on the dress in my original post now.
If I made it again I'd take a different approach and do a tissue fit before cutting fabric. I've also found that if I draw round patterns onto fabric and then cut I get better result than pinning to fabric and cutting.