Haven’t written in a long time but I keep up with most of the discussions. Very interesting stuff! Now I need your professional / experienced advice. I value and would appreciate any input from you girls towards my dilemma.
Several years ago I purchased and cut out a New Look pattern (#6040) – a dress pattern with several views. Anyway, I really loved the style but it’s been hanging in the closet unfinished because I am stumped as to what’s making the dress hang funny when I put the zipper in.
The pattern layout shows all pieces cut on the bias. The seam always puckers and curves out at the bottom of the zipper. I have cut it out twice because I thought my fabric may have been off grain or flawed. Now after the same thing happened on the second try, I am suspicious that the pattern design is flawed instead. I have never had this problem before but was wondering if any of you know anything specific about these New Look patterns by Simplicity or have any suggestions before I just give up on this one. I can’t go on until I finish this dress! (smile)
Thanks for your help.
p.s. – I have emailed Simplicity to see if they had any record of complaints on this pattern…a long-shot I think.