Enter silk burnout.
I used a simple pattern I had used before. Lisette 0405. I had a vision, it clouded finding the notes I had made about the pattern, most importantly, the one about cutting the garment longer than the pattern. Tummy tickler shirts simply don't work when you have an actual tummy.
The series of unfortunate events occurred when I tried to lengthen the shirt. It reminded me of a Geico commercial. It goes something like this.
Not paying attention, shirt cut too short,
Add ruffle to bottom of shirt
Husband and wife share 15 minutes of hyena like laughter over short shirt with ridiculous ruffle
Ruffle gets removed and sewn on as panel, on wrong side
Ruffle gets removed again and sewn on as panel correctly
Sleeve gets pin basted on
Shirt still ugly.
You don't want to wear an ugly shirt
Don't cut shirt too short.
Of course if I could find a pair of harlequin tights I might fit right in with a traveling carnival. HA!
I've put it away for the time being. The poor fabric has been tortured quite enough for a while. Thanks for the laughs though... Instead I made up a little test cami pattern.
It needs some tweaking, but I slipped it on (and all the good mojo it contained), and was quite happy wearing it around yesterday under my sweatshirt.
Then of course there was the last unfortunate event in the series. One bout of warp has fallen pray to a certain rotten little scamp. Never ever take for granted that when things are quiet all is well in the world of house dogs. It usually means someone has done something so heinous the others recognize it and go into hiding! Luckily,
I saved most of it. There may be a thread or three that is broken, but this is not following any set pattern so who would know.
Parting shot: Guilty as charged.