Up until last night I think I would have said that my least favourite seam to unpick was one that had been serged. Closely followed by a french seam.
Sewing gods, I take it back. The thing I hate unpicking the absolute most is a button hole. Too much thread, too much potential to wreck a nearly complete bodice. AAAAARRRGGGGHHHH!
In fact, last night was about ripping out seams. The aforementioned button-hole (use paper between broderie anglaise and the button-hole foot and the feed dogs so it feeds nicely!) as well as the sleeves that I had set in successfully using french seams. Unfortunately the armhole was just too tight for me to get my arms out of the sleeve comfortably.
So, my lil’ ol’ seam ripper worked hard last night.
On the positive, I’ve rescued the sleeves and they’re ready to be reset tonight (not french seams this time though – I’ll finish the seam allowances with bias binding this time).
Finally I’m nearly on the home straight – once the skirt and bodice are attached it just leaves the zipper, hem and buttons to attach. Phew!