I'm sure you've heard of this saying: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Well I have but I ignored it. After sewing my successful Ikea curtain sailor top, I thought to myself, why not make the sailor top into a dress, something I could wear at home - a house dress.
I went through my fabric stash and although I have a lot of fabric, most of it did not have the required length to make a dress. When I used to buy fabric to make bags, I usually buy 1 meter's worth. Finally I found this green polka dot fabric which I used for the lining of my bags. I had two meter's worth. Perfect.
I used size M this time and didn't make any alterations to the pattern except to lengthen it. Yep, just one straight line down. Clearly I wasn't thinking straight.
Finally, I finished sewing the whole dress and I even added two patch pockets. I was so proud of myself. I tried it on and presented myself to my family.
The verdict was unanimous. Everyone said it was awful. Everyone agreed I shouldn't wear it out. It was the colour. It was the fabric. It was the shapelessness. It was everything. Hubs said it was too embarrassing to show anyone.
Really? I went to take a look at myself in the mirror and sadly I agree. I guess I was too close to the project to realise it just doesn't work. As a top, yes. As a dress - nooooooooooo.
Today I finally dragged hubs and myself downstairs to take photos of the dress. And of course I had to wear it. Hubs wanted to do it by the bonsai trees but I wanted somewhere more secluded. So we went to the physical fitness area.