Any experienced sewers out there who might be able to help? I made this vintage style dress a while ago and had a problem with the skirt. Having discussed it with my mum, we decided that I must have cut it out inaccurately, so I decided to unpick the front skirt, carefully cut out another one (thankfully I had enough fabric left) and re-attach it.
You can see the pattern layout – I cut one front skirt on the fold and the centre front measures longer than the side front. However, when I try the dress on, the centre front is considerably shorter! How can than be? Here are a few photos of it. Firstly, it all laid out on the floor so you can see the full skirt, then one of it hanging up – you can see that the centre is shorter. I have written to Eliza Vintage to ask their advice and they suggested that there may be a fault on the pattern printing. They will refund the pattern cost if I send it back. But I want a dress I can wear. And, I don’t like to be beaten by anything!
What are your thoughts on how to rescue it? I could try to measure the hem from the floor up – it will mean a slightly shorter skirt, but I can live with that I think! As the skirt is so full, any advice on how best to measure the hem to make it straight?
Thank you sewers!