The dress pattern I have been playing with lately is not labeled "Very Easy", or even "Easy". It is labeled "Step by Step for Sewing Success!". I'm looking for success, so it seemed like the pattern for me. Yep.
It turns out. "Step by Step" is not the same as "Easy" and certainly not "Very Easy".
That neck trim is hard, at least for someone who is just learning how to sew. This isn't so hard in knitting, but yarn is much more forgiving than cloth.
There are a couple of little wrinkles up there, where the cloth didn't quite do my bidding, but given how really difficult this was for me, I can live with them.
Also. I still can't sew a straight line, which leads to problems like that one. I was talking to a co-worker about this issue. She remembers in her Junior High School Home Economics class having sheets with straight lines and swirls. They were graded on how many stitches fell outside the lines. I, myself, was so damaged in my own Junior High Home Ec. class by a fondue recipe which involved cheese and Sprite that I don't remember anything about sewing (except that it happened), but it does seem like a very good way to practice. I think I will make something up and sew lots of straight lines and curves. Fun!
I should have pictures of a finished Equinox on Thursday. It is drying right now. I'm very happy with how it turned out, but I don't see myself getting pictures until tomorrow evening. Instead, how about a picture of Fred giving tribute to Simon: