Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Top 5 or so of 2013 - the Misses
I'm taking part in Gillian's 2013 "Top 5" for sewing bloggers link up. It's a great opportunity to review your sewing year - hits, misses, reflections, inspirations and goals - and frankly it's also going to help me avoid sewing a bag!
Let's start with the misses - much more clearcut than the hits (as I'll explain in a separate post).
I seem to have 4 categories of sewing fails:
1. Who am I?
If the Dot Fits (polka dot pussy bow top)
Nice top, but just not my style. I wanted to like it, but when I wore it to work it felt like I was dressed up as someone else! I probably need to donate it, but I'm not yet ready.
Colourful Sarong Dress
Oops. I haven't worn this since making it - although it might seem good for the beach, it's not really the sort of thing I wear to the beach. Or anywhere. It looks better on that I'd remembered, so I might try to give this dress another chance when the summer heatwave returns.
2. Nigel no-friends jackets
Lil' Black Jacket
And this, on the other hand, is a make that I really like, but that I can't seem to place with the rest of my wardrobe. When I made it I thought it was going to fit in brilliantly, but it never seems to go with the things I want to wear it with. Maybe I need to sew something to help it out!!
Unreasonably Unseasonal: Summer Jacket
And I like this one too! This one goes nicely with a couple of dresses that remain a bit tight... which means it too never gets a wear. Very annoying! Do I need to start planning my sewing to get outfits that work together???
My Yellow Dress is Just All Wrong
I made this dress by mashing up a couple of patterns - modern and vintage - and made a bit of a mess of it. It was initially too small, then I added some narrow strips of fabric (yes, how amateur) to widen it. Now it's too big and I haven't worn it. I absolutely adore the fabric - even though it's a bit heavy for the dress - so I'm keeping it in case my weight goes up dramatically (which has been known to happen - my personal best is 10kg gained in 10 days. Thank you thyroid. )
4. Just. Plain. Boring.
Denim + Stripes
God this is a boring outfit - so dowdy, so bulky - yuk! I tried to wear the top a couple of times but it's just too big for me, so I gave it to my mum who has much bigger shoulders than me. The skirt is sitting in the 'refashion' pile in my sewing room awaiting lots of work. Maybe I should just donate it - there could be someone out that it works on :)
The errors have been observed, I hope I can learn from them!
I'm sure this will be my last post before Christmas, so I just wanted to finish up by wishing you all a terrific Christmas or holiday. Have a lovely day, and remember to leave out a treat for Santa!
See you soon
- Gabrielle x