Monday, July 25, 2011

Lisette Passport Dress: Almost Finished

In last week's sewing class I finished up everything for my Passport dress except for the hem.  Yesterday, I tried it on and realized it gapes in the front and the back by the neckline.  What the!

Sure, it looks great from far away, but even from there you can see a wrinkle in the front neckline.

Despite making sure my muslin fit like a glove before I cut out my fabric and lining, the back is baggy.
Lisette Passport Dress

 Here's a look at exactly how much the dress is gaping.  It gapes equally in the front and the back, but I didn't think including a shot of the front would be very ladylike.

Lisette Passport Dress

Nick suggested that I try pinching the straps up and that seemed to help matters.  I'm going to leave it as is and take it to sewing this week and see what my instructor suggests.  This dress is taking way longer than I wanted/expected!


  1. Oh, no! And after making a muslin! The good thing is that you can ask for help from your instructor. I’d be curious to know why the gaping happened in the final product but not the muslin. Keep us posted on what your instructor says.

  2. Eek, what a bummer! Here's hoping that you find a nice solution!

  3. Thanks guys! The good news is that I was able to take the shoulders in and it completely fixed the gaping in the front and the back. The semi bad news is that I only had about a half inch left for the hem, so I have to pick up some hem tape, which further delays finishing it. GAH!


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