I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.


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Oh, hell with it

Posted at 26 Jun 2010 10:47:08 AM

I'm finally surrendering on the matter of the white linen dress. I love it, I really do, but I can't stop it from gaping at the armholes unless I make the bust darts ENORMOUS. And if I do that, I take away from already very-needed top hem fabric that's really quite necessary to get the silly thing ON.

I can't imagine how the pattern designers (Vogue, if you can believe it) thought that normal people could get this thing on. There is no zipper to be found. It's backless, yes, we understand that, but even a backless dress has to be able to extend around from top bust (read: rib cage. Non-squishy. Finite circumference.) to my back while getting over the shoulders. And this one most emphatically does not. My shoulders can disjoint at will and that is the ONLY way that I've been getting this thing on over my shoulders/collarbone, and we're reaching the end of that ability.

And still the shoulders gape. Aaaaargh.

Maybe a much more experienced seamstress could fix this, while figuring out how to put a zipper in after the fact, but I really can't. And given the secondary problem of the hems being visible through the linen, I'm no longer even inclined to try. I give up. I'll just shove it in the closet and wear something else on Friday.

I'm just pissed off that I wasted so many hours on it.

Tagged as: sewing