So, I’ve been working on one of the 50’s Dresses that I blogged about way back in April — you can find that post here. If you’re wondering which one, it’s the first picture.
I got this cute plaid fabric that I thought was absolutely adorable (I have to take some pictures and show you all. . .) and have spent hours making it into this dress.
Then trouble struck. I wanted to add a contrasting sash, so I worked for hours on that alone, hand sewing detail into it — and ended up discovering that it was about two inches too short.
But that’s not the worst. . . I discovered that I seriously need to do some studying on what different patterns make your body shape look like. . . because though the dress is cute, it makes me look like I’ve gained about 10 pounds. Yeah, fun. 😀
So, at this very moment, the almost finished dress is hanging in my closet. I know I’ll never wear it, but at the moment I can’t bear to take it apart and use the fabric for something else. So goes life. I am grateful for the lesson.
Truly, you do live and learn.