Misprints, mistakes and making Michele

The year is marching swiftly on and as the weather takes a chilly turn, many of us (myself included!) are turning to the sewing machine for some creative respite from the rainy weather.

If you've dug out your Michele dress pattern to get snipping and sewing, you might be annoyed to find some rather stubbornly mismatching darts. I am here to tell you, "It's not you, it's me."

This past week, I was mortified to discover that the darts on the printed Michele dress pattern are out of alignment, affecting the front and back of the dress. This is an error on my part for which I can only apologise. It is my firm belief that I need to be honest with you, and try my best to offer some assistance so that you can still turn out a beautiful Michele dress.

The good news is that is totally rectifiable. Even if you have cut your garment, all is not lost. It may just require some pesky unpicking.

  • On the front bodice piece, measure from the side seam to the dart. Note down this measurement. For example, size A from side seam to dart measures 83mm.
  • On the skirt piece, use this measurement to mark the start of your new dart, measuring from side seam inward. For example, measure 83mm from side seam of skirt piece and redraw your dart (indicated in pink).
  • Do the same for front and back.

Please note that this issue affects the printed version of the Michele dress. I am reviewing the pdf pattern to make sure everything is in order, and I will re-upload it to the site for purchase with a revision history.

As always, I am so grateful to the support you've all given me. If those darts keep giving you uphill, please feel free to get in touch and I will try my best to offer some more detailed pointers.