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Sunday, August 12, 2012

I am so disappointed.  After tracing the pattern, adding seam allowances and very carefully sewing up the lining I found that my BWOF jacket was way too big so I have to start all over again. It nags at me every time I think about starting something else.  I've had the fabric and pattern sitting in my stash for so long that I just want it done, but I don't want to mess it up by rushing or forcing it.  Does this happen to anyone else?  I've bought some more lining fabric and I will finish it within the next couple of weeks before the cold weather is gone.


To try and ease my disappointment I made another mission maxi (previous version here), this time I used the version with the godet in the back.   I love it.  Wade loves it, especially the back.  This pattern is such a winner - I don't think I've seen a bad version.  This is a straight size 14 with an extra 5 inches added to the (unfinished) hem.  I need to get Wade to help me trim the hem of the godet so that it's even with the rest of the dress - the slight train effect is nice, but I'll trip over it all the time so it needs to go.


The worst thing about this dress is the fabric.  It just won't take any pressing and I'm worried that if I turn up the temperature I'll melt it.  This dress should be photographed on a beach somewhere warm and sunny but it's cold and wet in Melbourne so indoor pictures are the best I can do.  


I've got a couple of new tops to show you too - I needed a simple project to get my mojo running again.

9 comments:

Bernice said...

This dress has a lovely shape and drape. I really like the racer back. It look like a fabulous blank canvas for all sorts of interesting accessories. My sewing mojo has gone AWOL.

Bernice said...

This dress has a lovely shape and drape. I really like the racer back. It look like a fabulous blank canvas for all sorts of interesting accessories. My sewing mojo has gone AWOL.

Marie said...

I love the shape of this pattern too. Are you going to wear it soon with layers or wait until it warms up a little more? I am thinking I need to buy this pattern.

Rosi said...

I can feel your frustration. I tend to put the project away for a few months (years sometimes) and finish a few easier garments before returning somewhat refreshed to complete. Great maxi.

Carolyn said...

I just love black maxi dresses, and yours is GORGEOUS!! I feel your frustration about the jacket, when you have it all laid out and ready to go and it should go swimmingly, and then it doesn't. But it must feel good to have made this lovely dress.

fabric epiphanies said...

This is a lovely dress. I hope the weather turns soon so you can begin wearing it.

katherine h said...

You're right, all the versions that I have seen of this dress have turned out marvelously...yours included!

Zoe said...

LOVE this dress on you! The godet looks awesome, such a special detail. You are looking fabulous as always xxx

Kirsty said...

I love the shape of the godet - hadn't seen this variation before. It looks lovely on you.