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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