Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Yea, No!

Sew, I can say that I tried.  

I come to admit that Simplicity 3673 is not working for me. Yesterday, I realized that my bootie is too big for the slim skirt version of this pattern. I tried to leave out the darts but then there is that belly bloat that was having no part of it.  I would put up a picture but yea, no. You'll have to take my word on this one.

Yesterday, I ended my sewing day with cutting out the flared skirt pieces. Consulting the finished measurements listed on the pattern pieces, I decided that I should also leave out the darts and thought fitting it to the bodice by adding some gathers. I thought it looked okay and then I just went overboard.

Have a look.  Yea, what was I thinking adding the ribbon?

I thought it would look good, but it just ended up looking like a high school sewing project.

I'm done with this one. I admit defeat. It will go in the scrap pile and I have come to the realization that the 1950's weren't my decade.

I think if I attempt another retro/vintage look I should stick to the 1940's. The 1940's are more my style and way more forgiving of my curves.


1 comment:

  1. Aw, sorry it didn't work out for you. I love the fabric colour. Hopefully you can use the scraps for something else. Like a scarf! :D I'll bet the colour would look lovely next to your face, and infinity scarves seem to be really popular right now.


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