Some of us make mistakes when we sew - I certainly make plenty. Use them as an opportunity for a little bit of creative improvement!
I made a mistake with the collar of this coat. The collar was not attached to a facing but was bound. the bound edge was placed over the undercollar/coat seam, and then stitched down.
While most of the collar looked okay, something was wrong near the centre front of each collar. I could have ignored it, because no-one would know from the outside, but I knew I would be annoyed every time I put it on and saw the problem.
Which meant I would never wear it. My lovely cherry red coat. Something had to be done.
(In my defence, I had not been able to sew for quite a few years because of other commitments - and while you don't forget entirely, certainly the lack of practice shows!).
From memory I used a New Look pattern that I don't have any more. It only has front pieces, a back, a one piece sleeve, cut on front facing, one piece sleeve, a collar (two pieces of course) and patch pockets. I added a lining. It sewed up beautifully.
So I was very upset when something just didn't quite sit right inside at the front edge of the collar. It looked okay closed:
|Okay when closed.|
Let's look inside:
|Suffolk puff peeps out.|
|Suffolk puff at junction of collar and facing.|
Sort of goes with the gamin looks of the coat - sort of British looking homespun/handmadey Margaret Howell-y looking. Just right with a beret.
Good luck with your sewing projects,
Sarah Liz :)