So I had been working on McCall's 5927 dress, view D.
Adorable dress and I loved the pockets. But even when I picked up the pattern envelope, I felt that the drawings looked fierce but the live photos looked rather frumpy. Seriously, the long-sleeved blue dress on the right is fairly tragic, right??
There was also a little voice that told me to rethink the bodice. I mean, only two darts on the front? Yeah, maybe for a B cup, but more mass than that surely should use at least one more dart. I ignored the voice. Besides -- POCKETS!
The voice was right. The top was bad. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. It’s not like I’m swinging punching bags up there or anything, but jeepers was it not flattering. That’s what I get for throwing caution to the wind.
So after I put on the dress, swore and stomped, I tore it off and kicked it across the bathroom & then threw it in the trash before I could get a picture of it. It looked as bad as you imagine.
It's been a while since I had a real fail from a finished product so I needed to rebound with something cute, STAT. I jumped in to the Victoriana Cardigan I blogged about in my last post. I pretty much copied Kayte Terry's sweater to the T.
I took this sweater my sister-in-law gave me (one of these days I'll tell you more about her -- she gives me tons of fabulous hand me downs). It's a brown wool that pills to DEATH, but it's warm and cozy so I don't mind too much. It's the kind of sweater that will get really loose by the end of one wearing, so I though it would be perfect for the Victoriana Cardigan.
I just cut it up the center and embellished with the felt pictured above. Here's what I ended up with:
It's so fun and feminine. And it has ruffles!
I love the little flowers. Do you guys know how to make these? Super dooper easy, and you can make them with paper too. I'll have to put up a tute about it, I just love them.
My palate is clensed, and now I feel much better. I hope you're all dry! It rained cats & dogs here today.