So, try as I might…I cannot read a pattern to save my life. I generally end up tap dancing my way through the pattern pieces because they aren’t as explicit as I would like them.  The photos/drawings usually suck, too.  I have most of the Regency dress finished. HOWEVER, that does not mean that I did it correctly! haha.

ImageSo this is supposed to be my bodice. I cut it about two sizes too big, because the pattern said to do so! haha…so I had to get my mom to help me and show me how to put in darts.  The darts are now up at the shoulders so they aren’t too obvious. There is also supposed to be a cord going through the bodice where it meets the skirt, but I totally didn’t understand that. Oh well.

3 thoughts on “Twarted!

  1. I often ignore pattern directions for the same reason. I’ve found Butterick to be the best written, and often I don’t have to alter them at the end, but they are also the most limited with styles.

    1. I often accidentally alter them 🙂 Directions are horrid on patterns, IMHO. I’ll post photos of the dress later, somehow this post got stuck in my queue and never published. I have to wear this dress later this year again for a Teaching with Historic Places program over the summer. Thank goodness for air conditioning in historic places! 🙂

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