Another "Make It Work" finish. Again due to my own mistakes/miscalculations.
I bought this wonderful organic knit from JimmyBeansWool.com when they were closing out their fabrics (it looks like the sale is still going too!). I bought all they had (1 1/2 yds). After seeing the Piper Misses all over Instagram I knew I needed to make one. When the Bundle Up package came around I jumped on it at the chance to buy it (and several others) for a great price.
I started by cutting the front of my top--no problems there. Although I did have to lengthen the darts pretty significantly later. Then I moved on to cut the back and sleeves for the top.
&$#@ About two inches short of the actual yardage I needed. Oh well, no big deal I'll just cut an inch off of the entire top. After making a cut about 4 inches long I realized I had folded my directional print over on top of itself LENGTHWISE to see how much I was going to be short.
@$#% Again!! There was no way to repair or work around the cut I had made so I headed to JoAnn's where I had seen a great mint colored stretch lace. It's not a perfect match colorwise but it did get the job done. I wasn't planning on putting a bow on this version anyway so that was not an issue.
Overall I love the pattern! It feels a little loose so I may go down a size next time. I will definitely be making the bow version out of a voile in the near future :)