Sunday, November 17, 2013

Some fancy godets and my silliest sewing mistake yet

 Well, sewing a sleeve to the neck and appliqueing the "back" of a shirt may have been sillier mistakes, but this one caused me the most grief, I think.

Can you spot the mistake? I thought it looked funny all along, but I kept right on sewing and finished it up. Then I saw the yoke piece sitting on my sewing table...

I'll be honest, I had my daughter try the pants on to see if, by some miracle, the pants might fit without the yoke. Uh, no.

Blurry, but yoked. 

So, now they're fixed and the fit is excellent. They are certainly skinny pants and stretch fabric would work well with these if you wanted to leave off the fun godets. Sara begged me to remove the godets. I knew she would hate them, but I made them because *I* like them. So, I really made them for middle sister who, for her part, loves a certain amount of bling.

The pants are "Soyala" Velveteen Pants (Ottobre 1-2012-25) and the t-shirt is a nice basic raglan (Ottobre 4-2013-33).

The pants have some growing room, but you can see the godets are shirred with elastic thread.

But wait, the godets are not all!

The pockets are a lot of fun, too.


  1. Would you believe I've sewn that yolk in CB at the sides before?
    These are cute and so co-ordinated.

  2. Glad it's not just me! I make a lot more mistakes when I'm tired (sadly when I do most of my sewing!). Good luck persuading your daughter to wear the trousers - they are cute!

  3. Well worth the patience to add the yoke back in!

  4. These look great! You would never know the mistake existed :)
    The godets are very cute too - love the fabric combinations

  5. heheh oops! The pants look great. I really like the front pockets.:)

  6. Isn't it wonderful that there's always more ways to make mistakes. I'm not sure I've done that one but I've unpicked waistbands enough times to feel your pain. Everything looks wonderful now.

  7. I love the godet in these! You would think after the endless hours of sewing we all do, that by some chance we wouldn't make crazy mistakes anymore, but we all do. I do if I think I have made something enough where I don't have to look at the instructions anymore. LOL

  8. Cute pants :) Sewing a sleeve to the neck sounds hilarious, I'm imagining how that would look and how you would get it on haha!

  9. You have so much more patience than me. I would have been like, "Well, clearly these pants aren't meant to be." Love those front pockets!


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