Most of my “misses” are really just part of my process. I’m not afraid to point out the stuff that just didn’t work but since I muslin everything I make for fit and stuff, I don’t usually go forward on a project if it doesn’t pass the muslin stage.
As much as I love my Circuit Boards dress and wear it a lot in summer and love the batiste lining and the fit in the back, I do not like the way I left the front bodice darts. So, while I wear it, I consider that part a miss. I could’ve changed that in the muslin stage and I was so eager to finish the dress that I ignored it.
This is also in a set of photos from the summer when I was doing my photography experiment; getting better pics of my garments for the blog.
The next dress, only known as McCalls 6379, was great until I added the maxi skirt to the bodice. The bodice itself looked harmless. All together, it was too much pattern. I still want to revisit the pattern and fiddle with it one day with a stretchy fabric. If it’s not fitted, I don’t think I’ll like it. Let’s not talk about how grainy the photo is and blurry and how we all want to criticize the pic. I’m embarrassed as it is.
I almost forgot about this red dress I made in February for Valentine’s Day. I only posted pics on Sew Weekly for some reason. Nice thing about this dress is that a friend came over and shopped in my closet and picked this up and loves wearing it.
I actually like the front and the bust darts are perfectly placed for my taste. My weird smile is from some dental work I had done that morning. And the mirror shots. Yeah, let’s speak of them no more.
Another dress that ended up being taken away by my friend is McCalls 6394, which I did review on Pattern Review. I just didn’t blog about it. Now I can see how easy it would be to fix this pattern to suit me better. I wonder if I love it enough to try it again?
I love my leggings and the fact that I drafted them from scratch but I messed up a bit and sewed them up too small. I seem to have forgotten how much of a SA I had given myself. Duh. I can still wear them. I just can’t sit down very comfortably or play on the floor with my kids- hence the fail.
It’s quite a relief that most of my fails were from earlier in the year- 3 out of 5. Not bad. This is good to reflect on.