I have been sewing for my granddaughters for most of their lives and I usually get their hand-me-downs to resell. Recently I noticed that all of my oldest granddaughter’s jumpers and dresses were being snatched right up.
Now these articles are all made for a plus-sized child. It occurred to me that there may be a market for modest clothing for plus-sized, pre-teens and teens. With that in mind I began working on some items to put in my store that would fit that description. . .
The first item I made was a corduroy, side buttoned jumper and I was so pleased to show my hubby when he got home, because it really came out cute. Imagine my surprise when the next morning I went to mark it for the hem and I discovered it was 2 different colors!!!! UGH!!!!
Most people know that corduroy has a nap (the part of the fabric that stands up). When cutting out a pattern on fabric with a nap it is important that the top always faces the same direction or you will end up with an outfit of 2 different colors. That was my problem – ignoring the nap (and I thought I had been soooo careful).
So today I started my day having to rip out my work from yesterday and turning the skirt around. I was so thankful that this dress has a straight skirt or it would have been a total loss. The jumper turned out so cute and now it is all the same color.
Maybe next time I will be more careful!!