Egad, bad pun and bad planning! This, I might be able to blame on the kittens, because it definitely looks like something without opposable thumbs tried to shove these through a sewing machine and that’s what came out.
But perhaps I should back up and start from the beginning. I’m in the middle of working on this jacket which calls for these epaulets. This was the first set I made and unfortunately got all the way to hammering in the snaps before I realized how totally out of whack they were and decided to start over. With the second pair I decided maybe having the sewing line marked would help and created a little template from the pattern to use:
I actually just pinned it on the tabs and sewed around it to make sure both were uniform. The result was much better! Imagine that. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the 2nd pair of tabs separately, but here’s the jacket so far
(Those little green threads are tailor’s tacks. First time using tailor’s tacks and boy what a pain, but SOOO worth it.)
Now on to getting those sleeves squeezed in…