Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Drag lines can be a drag.

I kept joking with my hubby this after making this blouse that "drag lines are a drag", hence the title. This is a flop sewing project for me. It was partly self drafted, which could be the problem. Everyone has their bad days. The drag lines aren't horrible, but after sewing for awhile, it's easy to spot mistakes and they can bother you.
I am trying to look seriously mad here at my project. There were a few moments at the machine where I wanted to throw something, but in the end, had to smile at myself. 
 This is the amazing part of the story, I still love this blouse. Been wearing it every week since starting my self challenge, yep still hanging in there, wearing my handmade clothing everyday.  It's been good to wear the things I have made even if they are wonderful, okay or imperfect. It's all good. I wore this blouse yesterday and got a ton of comments, while maybe 5 to be exact, three from perfect strangers. My big solution for the drag lines, a little pink cardigan! 

I think now I can spot my mistake. Can you see it? It's the shoulder line, where is it? It's too far back. I found this video on YouTube by Gertie. It has me thinking a lot about shoulder seam lines. I may try this blouse again. I love the pink, been in a pink mood lately.

Have a wonderful vintage day! Be back soon with a another sewing project, hopefully no drag lines!

Gina






19 comments:

  1. Cardigans cover a multitude of sewing sins! I have to resort to that trick frequently ;)

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  2. Pink is a very flattering color on you - so you should keep wearing this blouse a lot :)

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  3. I don't see anything wrong with it! I think we notice our own mistakes more than anyone else. It's a cute blouse and I'm impressed that you drafted it yourself!

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  4. Well I guess I have not been sewing clothes long enough to know what a drag line is? ermmm or where it is? I think the blouse looks good? :O).. The color is so good on you! You should wear that color a lot!

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    1. Oh, you must be a really good seamstress, Drag lines are where the fabric doesn't hang smooth, it seems to want to pull and create a little line. if you look close they are coming down from my shoulder area. I should have put a little arrow on them. Thanks for your sweet comment. Pink looks great on so many.

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  5. This is very cute! I love the yoke. My daughter saw your photo (sitting next to me) and pointed at the shirt and said "That's a strawberry mommy." She is two. I think that means your blouse is perfect!

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    1. HeHe lol, I am a strawberry mommy, she is adorable! I really like the yoke too, that's the hard thing, I really want this blouse to work out and become my go to blouse. We will see.

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  6. Pink looks divine on you!

    Love your positive attitude, btw!

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  7. I've been feeling very pink lately too. Such a nice spring color. :)

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  8. Gina, I love the notion of embracing all our makes - the good, the bad and the ugly! Sometimes it's not about perfection and good enough is just fine. Your pink blouse is lovely by the way and you look adorable in it ;o)

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  9. Gina, I love your pink blouse and it looks fantastic on you.. I so agree with you..
    Just add that cardigan and it covers soooo much.ha.
    But.. As someone else said in the comments.... I think we see our sewing mistakes alot more than others can see them.ha
    you so inspire me. I love that you are wearing all me made clothes.. Congradulations..

    ps.. The last blouse you did with the cute sleeves[Mccalls 8609]..I loved it so much, I went to ebay and found a pattern..It doesnt fit, I will have to grade it.. But I am so excited to get it.. Cant wait to make it.. [Thankyou for sharing your pattern info]

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  10. I love this blouse!!! You look great in it and I love that is a self drafted pattern. Nice job! Sam xox

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  11. This is a perfect color for you. I had not heard of 'drag lines' either but I see what you said in the above comment. I can see them in the blouse. I know I get terribly annoyed at my foul ups even if no ones sees them, even to the point of not wanting to wear it because I think my mistakes stand out for all the world to see, but I really don't think anyone who doesn't sew would really know.

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  12. I think your blouse looks great! I LOVE the polka-dots! :)

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  13. Gina, I nominated you for the Leibster BLog Award, I love your blog and really inspire me ,with your beautifully sewn garments. Please check my blog for more information.Sewblessedmaw@blogspot.com

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  14. How cute! I love your picture! I just found your blog via Mara, at Plain and Simple. I really have been wanting to start making some clothes again for myself. My sewing changed from clothes to other types of projects about 10 years ago. And now think it would be fun to start making clothes again. I love the material on this pink blouse. I am sure you are your worse critic. I know that I am!
    Blessings,
    Susie
    Come visit me!

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  15. That blouse looks just great on you. Like some others haves posted, I have never heard of drag lines. I have to admit, I am having a difficult time finding anything wrong with your blouse. Plus, the color is perfect for you.

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  16. I really like your blouse! I wouldn't worry at all about the drag lines - there are often blouses in BurdaStyle which sport unexpected folds like that as a design feature. It actually looks as if there were gathers at the shoulder seam (or even shoulder darts) which some blouses actually do have and it doesn't look like a mistake at all, since it's symmetrical. So, be proud and wear it, it looks lovely on you!

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