My Cherry Blossom Nettie and Why You Should Trust Your Gut While Sewing
Trusting our guts and going with our instincts is not only important in everyday life but also in sewing. I found this especially true while deciding what to make with this gorgeous cherry blossom knit fabric.
Originally, when I purchased it a couple of months ago, I planned to make a Layton Romper out of it. However, after I assembled the pattern and when it came to cutting into this precious fabric, I was hesitant. If you keep up with me on Instagram, you would have seen my thoughts about that suspicious crotch curve.
This definitely scared me away from the project. Upon doing some quick research (thanks, Google), I found out of the few Layton makes that were out on the internet were poor-fitting. Not wanting to waste a perfectly good sewing day, I decided to ditch the project and went with making a sleeveless Nettie Dress as I knew that it'd fit as my grad formal dress was one!
Let's just say I was so glad I dodged that potential bullet and went with a now "tried and true" pattern. The finished product is absolutely stunning and it showcases my beautiful print so well (yay for only side/shoulder seams!). It's the kind of dress that automatically boosts your confidence while wearing it. In fact, I would even go on to say that I am completely in love with this dress!
Trusting my gut while sewing turned out to have a great outcome. Has there been a time where this, or even the opposite, has happened to you? Tell me below in the comments.