Friday, 31 January 2014

Live and learn

I had a feeling before starting to make this dress that it would be a bad idea but for some reason I just didn't listen to my inner voice. I convinced myself that it would be fine.

There is, however, a very good reason for the lack of photographic evidence of the intact dress. It really REALLY wasn't fine. All it needed was an opening at the back and they would be sliding me into the MRI machine or wheeling me off to surgery. I suspect that my decision to use the fabric back to front may have had something to do with it - the stripes are just not defined enough in reverse. That and the usual issues with having giant baps and being somewhat vertically challenged.
beware the crazy staring lady
Anyway, I had made it so carefully (and used a good wodge of Botanics as the facing) that I couldn't bear to ditch it entirely. So I chopped about 30 cm off the bottom, hemmed it straight, and it made me look like a dental nurse. Arse. Needless to say there is no photographic evidence of this either.

So then I took in the side seams (a lot - it was pretty triangular). And now it looks like an artist's smock. I can live with that.
In fact, I am learning to embrace it.

26 comments:

  1. I am sorry but I am howling! You crack me up!

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  2. The problem with large baps (a subject close to my heart, literally) is that the neckline you have chosen looks you've got a wardrobe stuffed down there so maybe if you made it a lower curve or indeed a V shape it would enhance your bappiness rather than detract from it ;-)

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  3. I don't know what went wrong, but I love it! It looks great and suit you!

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  4. Looks fab no matter how it was meant to look!

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  5. HA! I had a similar issue with a top I made in a chambray. I feel like blue for loose-fitting tops/ dresses is tough, it always looks like scrubs to me unless it is REALLY tailored. Or worn by someone really thin (ie not me). Your final result is great, and doesn't even look smockish to me -- looks like a stylish top.

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  6. I adore you. That is all.

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  7. Hmmmm, I'm thinking I want to try to make one. The pattern looks great, and despite what you may think, you don't look like a hospital patient. I'm wondering what it would look like in a linen body with a patchwork yoke...

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  8. I am laughing here! You are an entertaining writer so perhaps this could be your blogging smock? Lol.
    Di x

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  9. I so hear you on the "large baps" - I say I have a lot of real estate up front. But yeah....good save though.

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  10. There goes my pelvic floor ;)

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  11. Brilliant! All you need is a little artistic scarf round your neck...

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  12. oh y is I only had something that looked like that every time I was whizzed through an MRI! I love the Merchant and Mills patterns, but just not on me - think we may well share the same - umm baps?!

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  13. You are so funny, but on the bright side, there is a little bit of room in it for when you have that next baby! ;o)

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  14. Mate, there's no paint in your palette! (Euphemism?)

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  15. Lol, you nutter! I could have told you with big tits that was never going to work though ;o)

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  16. So funny, great save though!

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  17. Hilarious post! That pattern would interest me too, but I can see how it could go wrong ... fabric, body type, accessories ... :-)

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  19. This is EXACTLY what happened to me with the Date Night dress. Except mine is so hospital-gown-like I'm too embarrassed to even take photos. Big knockers can be a royal pain in the arse sometimes ;o)

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  20. One man's dress shirt is another man's artist smock! It looks fab on you whatever you call it. Always enjoy your photoshoots, especially when they involve props or pointing to an indeterminate spot in the distance x

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  21. I had a bit of an epic fail with the Washi. I wanted one so badly and I really thought it would suit me. It didn't. Can't even bear to finish it at the moment

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  22. At least you got a laugh out of it! I suspect it would also do very little for me...

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  23. To be fair, the pattern pic of the dress looks like no one would want to wear the finished item. Kudos to your for salvaging it

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thanks for making my day!