I started this top ages ago and even though it was mostly done, it was relegated to my Unfinished Pile. The fabric is tissue-weight knit from Britex (purchased in the store) and, for me anyway, it was really difficult to sew. And after struggling with the construction, in an act of final desperation to avoid using my double-needle (this was pre-coverstitch machine) I used the serger to make a rolled hem. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately….) there are no photos to show how absolutely awful the wavy hem looked on this top.
Once I got my coverstitch machine, I pulled the shirt out of The Pile, trimmed off the rolled hem and sewed a proper hem. It was *just* long enough (barely!).
The pattern, KwikSew K3616, is fine, but I think with all the fiddling and resewing I had to do with the difficult fabric, it just didn’t turn out as well as I’d like. It isn’t the worst thing ever, so maybe I just have negative feelings toward it since it gave me such a hard time? 🙂 Either way, I’ve tried to wear it but have taken it off in favor of other tops.
Not every project can be perfect, so what have you revived lately from your Unfinished Pile? Were you successful at fixing the problem, or was a lost cause? Share (and link to your blogs/photos) so we can all commiserate!