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Not all of my crafting adventures end with blissful results. In fact, many don’t. This week’s maternity shirt attempt is one of them. You probably won’t be seeing pictures of this shirt, but I did want to share a few things that I’ve learned:

  1. Even if you have stretchy fabric, cutting on the bias is important. If you choose to ignore this fact (and hope that there’s enough stretch) you’ll get what’s coming to you—i.e. a maternity shirt that will not expand with your belly.
  2. Sewing good straight seams takes practice.
  3. Unpicking is not my favorite past time.
  4. “Measure twice, cut once” applies to more than woodworking.

But at least it’s been fun, right?

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