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Rooibos top and pockets

I wanted to get the dress finished yesterday but was unable to. I think I was too tired, because I started off by sewing one front side to the other front side instead of the back side and then completely messed up my pockets.

In any case, this is how the top front looks like (you can tell the right collar thing looks a bit off):

And this is the top back:

I also worked on the pockets, but I messed up the "top" part (the one which uses the "E" part of the skirt). As for the "bottom" part of the pocket, I did one well. Here are pictures from the back and from the front:

However, the second one I completely messed up - I had to unpick the seam twice and these pictures are taken with lingerie tape to stabilize the two parts to figure out what's wrong. This is the skirt wrong side, which looks fine:

But on the other side, I've got a bit of extra lining:

I don't understand why since:
1) The other pocket is fine and the pieces are identical
2) If I take the piping out the lining and the skirt match perfectly!

I'll try to figure it out tonight. Also, this lingerie tape I'm using was 10 pounds and it's not very good for the actual skin but seems good to use for this sort of stuff.


  1. Pressing as you sew will make a world of difference. You will be amazed how much better things look, it is also easier to press in stages that when the garment is finished. I love the colors you chose for this one!

  2. Thanks, it turned out a lovely dress. Actually the Rooibos is perfect for me, the second make was pretty good too. I'm better at pressing as I sew, but not quite there yet. The real problem is that I need to be very patient with this.


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