Frustration..... !!

I am working on a vest made with strips of Bali Pops. The fabric is beautiful, the pattern is horrible. I'm not going to share the name of the designer because I don't want to cause waves. I will say that it is a "quilt as you go" pattern. Let me give you an idea of what I've been dealing with... You use the same pattern piece for the front and the back. You put the back on the fold, then use the same piece for the front and cut up the center front. Somehow having breasts makes this pattern not work so well! The front armholes are gaping, the center front separating  zipper does not conform to my body... it just fits weird. So, I put darts in the lower front arm hole pointing towards the bust. That took care of the gaping armhole, but the zipper is still a problem. I'm going to take it out, add facings and do some fun buttons. The pattern also has a Mandarin collar. That will finish it all off nicely.   (I hope)

Moral to this story?  I should have known better! There should have been  front and back pattern pieces! There should have been darts in the front! I did take my measurements to make sure I was using the correct size. However, I know too much about garment making to have fallen for this crummy pattern.

So, here's a picture of my mess. After I've altered it I'll re-post... I'm just hoping I don't put it in a drawer and think about it 5 years from now. Who knows what my measurements will be then! LOL!

Keep stitchin' for the ones you love... especially yourself!
Hugs from Mary


  1. Oh Mary, that IS frustrating! I've never seen a pattern that didn't have separate front and back panels. Usually, if you're going to fold the pattern, you fold on either center back or center front. Sounds strange right out of the bag. You are doing something I've longed to do for a long time! I just bought a second-hand dressmaker's dummy after wanting one for years. I made some slopers from jacket & vest patterns years ago and hated how they fitted and shoved everything into a drawer. Now I *almost* have the determination to try again :)

  2. I feel your pain. The fabrics are gorgeous and to have the pattern not work... oh my. It's hard to feel good about a piece after all of that. Keep that supply of chocolate handy, to help you get through this.

  3. Your fabrics are so beautiful, maybe you can finish it and just hang it somewhere to admire it.

  4. Oh what a shame , maybe you should have just used a regular pattern with your pieced fabrics , strange way to cut that out for sure .The fabrics are lovely so I hope it works out for you .

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