I made this dress ages ago – before I started my blog in April (yes ages ago in my recent sewing history). It’s Vogue 1151.
It’s loitered on my bedroom chair for all this time. I can neither bear to wear it or throw it out.
It’s nicely finished. I love the fabric. It fits quite well. I just can’t wear it.
It’s just a bit too… snug… short… sassy… sexy… for me anyway… to be walkin’ it out the front door… and the front has this weird ledge/collar that I could sit my morning tea biscuit on (if I ate biscuits for morning tea – perhaps I could rest nibbles there at work functions…)
It was great fun to make. The pattern was quite challenging when I was a super novice stitcher (cos I am like soooo experienced now … not!)… I did take the zip out twice but got there in the end.
I love the fabric, it’s a fine stripe heavy knit in grey and black. I’ve got enough to make up New Look 6000 (I have been most inspired by the Scruffy Badger Frock Fest which occurred in December last year). I think I will be able to wear NL 6000 out of the house… I would feel suitably demure.
I usually love to wear my frocks, I wore this Lisette one to work just yesterday and I adore it. Super comfy and perfect for the not cold but not too hot days we are enjoying at the moment.
Sunni’s post about everyday Wardrobes and the Never Worn Garment in the past few days got me thinking…. I do wear a lot of what I make – I admit I have been not wearing the frocks in the past few months – it’s been too cold this winter. I can’t wait to wear the Cambies 1/2 and 3. I pat them every day with a loving coo of ‘it’s not long now’.
I feel like frolicking about on all our lovely beaches in some florals and brights now that the temperature has dragged itself into the mid 20s. Farewell winter!
Have you made perfectly good dresses but can’t bear to wear them? Do share! And include blog links to the NWG examples!