When we last saw the camisole, I was waiting for the arrival of the stretch lace. It arrived, and last weekend, I attempted to sew it together as was called for in the instructions. The machine kept jamming and I decided I was not in the space for sewing, and put away the project for the week.
My brain kept things on the back burner though, and I remembered reading that backing the lace/unstable item with tissue paper might help. I did this and voila! It worked!
I then sewed the lace to the camisole. Note. This was not the right way to do this. We’ll talk more about this later.
Straps were attached (wrong, ripped out and reattached) and I noticed the lace sagged instead of standing up and meeting the strap. So tacked them.
When I tried on the camisole, I found some problems. First of all, the lace folded up together. That wasn’t right.
Also, by the time I had adjusted everything to proper height, the sliders on the straps were all the way to the front of the camisole. So I ripped out the straps again, shortened them and reattached.
I tacked down the lace on the bottom to encourage it not to roll together and that sort of worked. But the top stuff flopped over. So that wasn’t good.
Overall, neither of the camisoles turned out to work for me. The gapped a bit at the underarms and my bra is so full coverage, I had to wear them really high. And my bra straps still showed, which I have a problem with. So they’ve been reassigned to the role of pajama tops when the weather gets warmer. Rather disappointing, but all part of the game.
I hung up the instructions with the camisoles and a few hours later noticed that I put the lace on wrong. I attached at the mid-point of the lace, but I should have attached at the bottom of the lace. Sigh.
I did have success in my quest to use up bigger “bits” of leftover material. I now have three pattern weights.
And two napkins. So there’s that.