Ah life. Or something like it. Always interrupting me when I have plans to sew. Or when I actually do manage to finish something, disturbing me before I get time to take photos. So, because of life I have many, many things that have been left unfinished (ahh hemming, my old enemy) or not captured on camera (ahem boyfriend, it is very hard for me to try and take photos of myself. The self timer beat me. The self timer ALWAYS WINS), or not blogged (because sadly I do actually have to hand up assignments in order to get a degree).
This dress was made as part of The Sew Weekly challenge a few (?) weeks ago, ‘Peer Reviewed’ where you take a look from someone else and reinterpret it for yourself. This idea suits me perfectly. I often drag photos from each week’s challenge to my desktop for inspiration so I thought this would be a good opportunity to actually use them. I, of course, forgot my tendency to make things too small for me and set about trying to interpret Sarah’s Colette Parfait jumper from the ‘Kidding Around’ challenge. I somehow missed the point about it having shorts and merrily set about hacking into this blue linen I found in my stash, which I’m fairly sure was a tablecloth in a former life.
It’s my fault really, I should have taken my time instead of ploughing through to make time for the assignments I have due for uni (which *maybe * should have the priority over sewing…). So a quick whirl of my machine on a rainy Friday night later (missing out on watching True Blood in the lounge with my Boyfriend for the pleasure I might add) and BAM fitting issues. BAM unmatched lines. BAM crazy pockets. I’m not even going to show you what I look like in it. I look that strange. I should have made a muslin, I was going to, but I silenced the voices in my head with the promise of more time to eat chocolate and appreciate Bill Compton’s furrowed brow- uh I mean admire Sookie’s pretty dresses.
Like Sarah I used a metal zipper. Unlike Sarah I made a potentially unwearable dress. Very annoying as I actually quite like some of the details, like little bows on the pockets and straps (instead of buttons). This fabric is really light too and would have been perfect for summer. Gah. Must. Not. Focus. On. The. Disappointment.
I could see myself trying again with this pattern; I think the fault lies purely with myself. I, as per usual, went wackity wack with my scissors and rRRrrr rRRrr with my sewing machine without really thinking and as a result the dress is not entirely what I wanted. But that’s what sister’s are for, my eldest sister adores everything I make so I shall gift this on her, and in return earn brownie points which I can cash in to borrow her things
Have a good day ☺ Bry xo