Everything was going great with my Hawthorn dress. Until I tried to set in the sleeves. I think it’s me, I’m not very good at sewing sleeves. But I feel like I’ve tried everything. I’ve sewn and re-sewn them countless times. I even carefully hand basted them in, hoping that would do the trick.
I’m frustrated, but decided to call it a “design detail” and move on. Then I put the dress on realized the sleeves dig into my armpits. So not only are they puckering, they are uncomfortable!
I think I know the solution – make the dress sleeveless. I’m gonna sleep on it tonight though before I do any more seam ripping. What I really want to do is give up and start a new project. Anyone else have sleeve troubles? Do I just need more practice? Or am I destined to sew sleeveless dresses forever?