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Creative solutions for a goof up!

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    paula @paula

    Hi everyone,

    I have just made my first Hopscotch dress for my little girl. I have limited experience sewing with knits and while attaching the yoke to the skirt front, I missed the edge of the yoke and there is an unfinished seam showing. Normally I would get my seam ripper out and re-do the seam, but I used some crazy jersey stitch on my sewing machine that would be a bear to try and remove. I am afraid it would ruin the fabric completely. I honestly thought about just starting over, but thought I would finish and then use a button or flower to cover the mistake. Now I’m not so sure it looks right with something off center at that position on the dress.

    Am I making sense? Anyway, I’d like your opinions on what you would do if this happened to you. The dress is finished, other than the skirt hem, and I am stumped…


    sarahb @sarahb

    Maybe a cluster of flowers or a pattern or evenly spaced ribbon flowers along the seam to cover it up? Topstitch rickrack or a ribbon over the seam?

    meleliza @meleliza

    How about a bow? In self fabric or large grosgrain. I’ve seen tons of knit tops with bows in rtw lately.

    Maggie @Maggie

    Could you go back and make the seam a little wider and catch the fabric in the second pass? You could trim the seam on the inside if it gets too wide.

    I know what you mean about those stretch stitches. I had to take out about 11 inches. I sat in front of the TV with my seam ripper. One show later and I was done.

    paula @paula

    Thank you all for the wonderful ideas. Temporarily I just added a flower button. I may change it up and add a bow or make some fabric flowers!


    sayiamyou @maraya

    I think the button is a nice touch!

    Nicole @motherof5

    You would be surprised how a well place label covers a stuff up. Just saying…….

    KarenK @KarenK

    I love that little button, it looks like a purposeful detail.

    I’ve made the exact same mistake on that pattern but I was lazy and just trimmed it down as close as I could so it wouldn’t show. 🙂

    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I love the button! It matches the fabric so nicely and because of the asymetical yoke it totally compleates the top.

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