A False Sense of Security

After making Kwik Sew #2777 men’s shirt for M, I was wild with enthusiasm, I made myself a little skirt using the New Look pattern and trellis black and white fabric from Tonic Living cut on the bias which turned out fabulously in a matter or 2 hours (including tracing and cutting pattern).

Then I went an ruined everything trying to make McCall’s #2818, View D. All the reviews (by EXPERTS) raved about how easy it was, they didn’t even look at the instructions. Lesson learned, what’s considered easy by the experts is not so easy for the beginner! I love everything about this top except the length, and wanted to make every view to wear this summer. Well, that little fantasy was abruptly smashed when I realized that the pattern makers didn’t include the V on the neck and I had to make my own and ended up with pucker after pucker, I must’ve ripped it out 5 or 6 times, the fabric was beginning to deteriorate. I finally got through that after ironing it into submission but I just didn’t have the energy to make the little castle hem and threw it into a cupboard.

McCall's #2818

To add insult to injury, I tried to make a Kwik Sew 2777 shirt for my son using thin broadcloth. What a disaster! I don’t know if it was a full moon or karma biting me in the @ss but everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. I wouldn’t let him take it home — not that it’s hideous but I created a pull in the fabric after placing the pocket on the wrong side of the shirt! *sigh*

I need another easy project to build up my confidence again. Any suggestions?

4 thoughts on “A False Sense of Security

  1. I have McCall’s 2818 but haven’t made view D yet. A hint for the slash-V neck… sew down to the point, then sew one or two stitches across, then go up the other side. Like this: \_/ where the slashes and underscore each represent one stitch. This lets the fabric turn more smoothly.

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