At any rate, Jody's information was invaluable in getting me from crap to really not so bad but still not right. First look at the Convertible sweater photos and then I'll tell you what's going on and why I think this really may not be meant to be.
|Observe the drag on the lower right side.|
|You can see the drag again on the back though, in truth, this photo just doesn't show the back to its advantage. This outcome is a thousand times better than the last (incorrect) seam up produced.|
|See that gape at the front? It's a problem.|
|And it's still more evident here.|
What you can't see is that I've actually attached petersham ribbon on the inside waistband to give it more structure (the instructions suggest seam binding). When I tried seam binding it looked like an accordion bellows met a ruffle foot, so I went with a thicker, more substantial binding that would allow me to maximize length by minimizing the sweater turn-under. It still ripples a lot from the easing, but it could be worse.
At this point I don't know what to do next. I can't wear it like this, the gape is hideously unflattering. It makes me look like a cylinder. I could take a couple of angled tucks/darts or something at the front right but my last attempt at something like that yielded a hideous result.
Maybe this is a terrific learning experience but it's time to move on?
At any rate, I'm putting it back out here one more time in the hopes that one of you has a genius idea you'd be willing to share. Any suggestions are very appreciated. xo