Saturday, 29 March 2014

Vogue 8813


Vogue 8813 view B

Looks cute - right?!! Wrong!!


See- it looks light and airy and shapely. Can you say big baggy sack?
My fabric choice was nice - I thought. A fine black polyester jersey with a soft hand a wonderful drape. Yes. Nice.
4 way stretch
I read nothing but rave reviews on this pattern- or did I? Maybe I only wanted to see the good and the positive, not the bad and the ugggly, because I payed full pop for this pattern. This is , Holly Hobby meets Broom Hilda!

I will do my best to try and selvage what I can otherwise it will end up in the Halloween bin for my annual Witches Only party.

At a cool 85 years, my mother would never think about dressing as frumpy as this!
Well I had a few hours at my art class to mull this over, I'm not giving up hope yet. Think I can make some alterations before it hits the tickle trunk.
1- I will take the sleeves in.
2- I will employ a similar smocking technique to the center back to add shape
3- I will batten down the hatches on those milk maid come marsupial pockets.
See, I kid you not!!!!
This is when I loose my MoJo. When my project turns out so yucky, I don't even want to go into the sewing room . I don't want to start something new because I feel guilty about my failure!!! I'm not going to give this one too much more energy . If I have to let it go, so be it. Has anyone else had these issues or is it just me?
Back to the drawing board for now.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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3 comments:

shams said...

It's not terrible, but I can see what you are talking about. This is a pattern that I avoided - it's not right for my body type, though I really do like it. I hope you can rescue it!

Make more laundry said...

Thank you for your kind words. I am happy to say that this dress now has a home with my sister. It looks great on her as she has a larger frame then I do. And Shams, thanks for commenting I really enjoy your blog!

Sharon said...

Oh I've had those moments too. When you have a vision in your mind but it doesn't turn out quite as you thought. Just put it behind you and move on. Glad you found a new home for the dress as it's a great design!