Friday, November 26, 2010
The Not So "Perfect Pajama"
The spelling mistake in the title is the least of the problems with this book. The patterns include children, women, and men but it does not include a size chart so that you can decide what size you need. As I said, there are many designs and many patterns but there are no line drawings. So how can I decide if the pants I want are "Sunset Boulevard" or "Blue Laugoon"? The glossy pictures don't show all the details.
The patterns must be traced from four faintly printed master sheets. The sheets are confusing. Both the front and back pant legs do not fit on one sheet. The bottoms of each leg are on separate sheets. No problem. I have used BWOF. The problem is that the top of the pattern does not match the bottom. The grain lines do not match up. the side seams do not match. Okay the honeymoon is over. I am starting to see the flaws. I am trying to make a compromise. I get out my ruler and make the lines match.
The Final Straw came when I cut out the traced pattern for a final inspection. I could not believe it . This flaw was just too big too unforgivable. I went back and rechecked in case the mistake was mine. But no. It was over. I gathered up the paper and put it in the recycling bin. The book will remain as a picture book, nothing more. Its over.
What was the problem you ask? The front crotch curve and the back crotch curve are exactly the same.
The same!!! So book, take your skinny a--- crotch and get out of my sewing room. Thank goodness I did not waste any fabric.