Sewing for teenagers is tricky.
Sewing for Elsa is always hard.
Out of all my children, I have the most sewing fails with her. We are both trying hard to keep communication open and work together.
She is always polite, it just doesn't get worn.
I have been there.
After a few sewing no-wears I tend to only sew things Zara will wear as a default.
But this backfired this time.
It wasn't the Twins turn but was their 16th birthday so they got to choose a piece to have sewn.
Elsa wanted this pattern.
The peplum top, to be made in a shifty fine silk charmeuse.
She requested the peplum so to be higher waisted so I used the petite lines to shorten the body length.
Her measurements didn't really work with the sizes.......
So, I made a muslin.
I use calico to make muslins and put my seams on the out side for easier alteration.
I was pretty happy with the fit.
Elsa wanted it tighter.
Which looked great but I had doubts about a flimsy satin.
We discussed it, I made suggestions, she considered them but we were really not getting any where.
Then Zara offered up her black neoprene.
Win, it looked amazing, sewed up like a dream, was perfect.
No, she doesn't like it.
I was gutted but to be fair, it wasn't what she really wanted.
Zara quite likes it, so she may wear it.....
I think it looks beautiful.
The nitty gritty kitty.
I like this pattern, it went together well and had good instructions. It was a nice sew and the neoprene made up nicely. I did use an invisible zipper instead of a regular but otherwise stuck pretty much to the pattern.
I would happily make this again, if anyone wants it, Le sigh.....