Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hold up...

That adorable Kylie dress I was so excited about? Yeah. I'm taking a break from it. I'm quite disappointed with the e-book instructions, most specifically the description of a placket. Being a new sewer I didn't even know what a placket was. Thanks to google, I now understand. However, I cannot seem to wrap my mind around how exactly it is supposed to go on to this dress. Or the function of it. The pictures on the pattern of the 'finished' placket look just like what it looks like before the placket. It doesn't help that the placket instructions are so sparse for this pattern that it doesn't even inform you of the fact that you need a separate piece of fabric. Very disappointing.
I should convo the seller again, but I just don't have the heart. I think instead I'll ask the ladies on Pattern Review for their imput.


  1. I'd never heard of "placket" either until I took a class called Industrial Sewing Methods. The text book that was required for the class was "New Complete Guide to Sewing" from Reader's Digest. I think it's a $30 book and worth a million. A person could probably find it cheaper on Anyways, the illustrations are awesome for learners, such as myself. :D

    A placket is a nice way to introduce a cuff or waist band in the garment. :) I'm assuming it's for the sleeves on the dress? Don't give up, whatever you do. KEEP AT IT. :) Going to PR is a smart idea. :)

  2. You know, I saw that book recommended on PR, but when I went to buy it I was sooo intimidated! I think I'm ready for it now that I have a few projects under my belt. I'll have to check out!


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