How did this happen? I cut these fronts single layer, reinforced the seam lines with vilene tape, chalk marked everything, sewed them with a walking foot, and somehow, somehow, the front edges have ended up a different length.
The CF lengths are a much closer match. All I can think is that all the extra taping and re-enforcing for the button holes has kept that side more stable than the other. And look at that chest area. The outer shell seems to be bagging out, even though I hand quilted the quilting lines before going over them with the walking foot.
Would you cry with me if I told you that the hem was pinned, basted and pressed, before catch-stitching in place, and then hand attaching the lining? Guess that is all going to have to come out.
And in the same week as this....
Do you remember how I said the fabric for this tank frayed terribly during the pre-wash? Well it is hard to see, because I didn't focus the camera well, but the binding has frayed during its first wash. Looking at how neat the rest of the binding is, I don't think that I could have done a better job. I think it is just a case of wrong fabric for the project. I hurriedly stuck on a bit of tape (having it out form the above jacket and all), whilst I contemplate a repair job.
Anyway, I think I'll sleep on it, and hopefully the sun will shine on me tomorrow.