|This is a fake smile.|
I made so many mistakes that I nearly made this post a "how not to" tutorial... but then I figured no, everyone makes mistakes. But I made so many mistakes... OK, I accept I have puckering in my curved hem, but why do I even have puckering on the straight side seams - how did I do that????
|Yes, that look expresses how I really feel about it. That's not a fake smile.|
There are a few details I'm happy with - like the nicely coordinated vintage metal invisible zip:
and the alignment of the side seams at the waist:
The top stitching isn't messy either.
But the mistakes!!!!!
Like fabric choice... oops. The stuff I bought is lovely but too heavy for a summery dress.
I also mixed together two patterns without confirming their fit (my size has changed lately) or whether they would fit together. Double oops! Come ON, d'oh!
|this top, sleeves OFF, zip shifted to the side, peplum OFF|
So in the end it's a dress, but it's a let down. A dress that nearly became a skirt, then went back to being a dress - and that may yet become cushions.
Next up I'm working on a Sandra Betzina pencil skirt and one of the new Vogue pattern dresses. It's early days but I haven't done anything crazy with them yet :-).