But the one thing that trumps all that is when the style is not flattering on you. Sometimes I look at the pattern envelope and think- "oh that's darling!" Never mind that it is drawn on an elongated stylized fashion figure that doesn't exist in nature (sort of like Barbie). And certainly it's not what my figure looks like. Thus, we come to my very first project back in the saddle. The one I've been hiding in a drawer and thinking about cutting apart for muslin usage. I didn't even press it for the photos.
I added a white batiste lining to this garment as the fabric was pretty sheer. I also carefully chevroned all the seams of the skirt and bodice, meticulously matching the stripes. I even turned down a few dates with the then BF to finish my project and I was so excited to put it on and then when I did, it made me look like a puffy mess. Perhaps gobs of fabric gathered at my waist and over my bosoms could be the problem. I know for a fact I look terrible in things that gather over the chest- duh!
|Can you say perfect matching? Gosh I'm good. Maybe not on the sash- don't look at that.|
The garment looks exactly like what was on the envelope, and would have probably looked "darling" on me had it been the right size. It was easy to construct and the instructions were great to follow. I would recommend this to anyone, but would say make sure you know what your true size is. Pattern review can be found here when I get to writing it.
I'll admit I have not been sewing lately but I started a new project for some cute kids birthdays. More on that later. I'm also drafting a dress for my sister for her birthday- based on a child's dress, should be interesting. I flocked (by myself) to the JoAnne's Vogue pattern sale this weekend to pick up a few items to sew for fall. And really, I think the def. of a few is three and I bought more than three + all the poly fill in the place.
I need to start getting some things sewn for fall as it has hit just lst Tuesday in the form of a rainy day and instantly leaves are changing colors. Guess the flip flops are finished. My assistant says it's not cool to wear them with my down shell (that's what I wore to the office on Tuesday). She's wrong, I'm sure of it.