*sigh* just like I used to have RTW Disasters I’ve had Sewing Misses.
With RTW you just have to negotiate changerooms, your own grand delusions and overly ‘nice’ sales assistants.
Sewing is fraught with a much more difficult processes. Does the style suit me? Is this the right fabric? Have I chosen the right size? Can I successfully alter the pattern? Do I have the right skills and notions to make this?
So my sewing Misses 2012 (in no particular order include)…
Sorry I just cannot make myself like this but thank you for all your kind words on this post. I like the fabric design – not the composition. I don’t like the gathered neckline or the elastic waistline. I also don’t like the height of the waistline. It’s just simply not ‘me’ – alas.
Tough one. I do like this dress. I like the style, the neckline and skirt. I love the fabric and the care I took making it and the little details like the piping. I don’t like the fit of the top back. I think it’s going to be transitional piece – perfect with a cardigan… which I am knitting… I’ve just start the right front…
I love the idea of this design. I love the bodice. The skirt is just all wrong, the gathers do not work – well not on me anyway, I should have used pleats like I did in my muslin – although the stripe impact might not be so great. The fabric is also quite stiff. However I am v.proud of this project, the stripe matching and chevron of the skirt that I achieved by bias cutting the skirt is awesome (if I don’t say so myself).
Awesome pattern. I think I chose the wrong fabric and my ‘junk trunk’ is just not the real deal in these pants. I prefer the MariaDenmark Winnie design on me, less fiddly design elements, lovely wide legs. Nowhere near as may pattern pieces either! I must make Winnie STAT!
Again a tough call… Lovely dress, beautifully made and finished. I adored making it. The fabric pattern is just all wrong on me, it’s waaaay too genteel and ladylike. I feel like a fraud. I also think I prefer shirtdresses with buttons all the way down, rather than this shirt maker style with just a button down top.
I made this as part of A Fashionable Stitch sewalong – which was a fabulous learning experience.
LISETTE PASSPORT DRESS
Cute as a button but the finishing point of the darts bothers me. I think I might make up another dress in navy polka dots and I love them.
Again awesome pattern, love everything about it. Love this fabric. The waist on this was a little too high. Miss 9 has inherited this and adores it. It’s a little big and the sleeves a little long – but totally wearable – she gets compliments when she wears it as people think it’s very ‘cool’ 🙂
Don’t faint. I don’t consider this a ‘miss’ but it’s not quite hitting the target. I’m not a fan of the sleeves and worry about wearing it out due to the tightness under the arms, they just don’t sit easily. I don’t like clothes I have to ‘fuss’ over when I’m wearing them – there is no better way to lose your confidence than to be tugging at your clothes.
That said, I love this dress, I loved making it and I achieved so many things, underlining, boning, fitting and more. Great project.
PS Gillian – I love writing these posts. Clearly I enjoy a bit of navel gazing.