The Hundred Dresses: Day 76

by Erin on August 17, 2013

I had really high hopes for this Heidi:

pink shirting Heidi

I love the pink and red and gray colorway:

pink shirting Heidi bodice

I kind of bailed on trying to match the stripes, since I think it’s impossible to match stripes and gathers:

pink shirting Heidi back

Pockets, lined in batiste:

pink shirting Heidi pocket

Side zip:

pink shirting Heidi side zip

The whole dress is lined in batiste, actually:

pink shirting Heidi inside 2

I’m not sure why I lined the dress, the fabric didn’t really need it. Probably just to see if I could:

pink shirting Heidi inside

But this is why I hardly ever wear it, and why it’s going in the Goodwill pile, finally — there’s a subtle flaw in the fabric and I managed to cut it right across the front bodice. Arrgh:

pink shirting Heidi flaw

I know it’s almost imperceptible, but I know it’s there, and it drives me crazy. So … oh well. I scrutinize fabric a LOT more now, especially bargain fabrics (which this was). If I find a flaw, I mark it (on BOTH sides) with blue painters tape, so that I can’t help but see it when I’m cutting.

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Suzanne August 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm

It’s good you lined the bodice. Otherwise, you would have had to cut facings to conceal the raw tape of the cording on the inside of the sleeves and to finish off the top of the zipper. I guess you could have used bias tape, but this looks better! So sorry to see it go!

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BMGM August 21, 2013 at 7:09 pm

> I think it’s impossible to match stripes and gathers

I just pick the dominant stripe and try to match that. For that to work, you have to pick an integer ratio, e.g. gathering 1:2.

For this dress, if I had enough fabric, I would have centered the white stripes on the CB for both the bodice and skirt.

Sending the dress to GW is a good plan. I think you will still have enough to wear. ;-)

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peppermintpenguin August 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm

pink and grey will come again.

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