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Friday 15 May 2015

I am not happy with this frock.

Well that's sort of a lie. Also I should stop being a negative nancy so let's focus on the positives first eh?

- I made a dress - my first one since December. It didn't take me that long. Yoicks!

- I freestyled the neckline and it looks nice. Woo!

- It's made from a pair of fricking curtains which cost me a whopping £2.49 from a charity shop. Mint!

Yup, one of the skirt pieces is the wrong way round. I realised before cutting.

- It's nice fabric (not sure of the name - it's sort of waffley looking. Same as my Paddington skirt anyway). I love working with that stuff. No stupid fraying. Wheee!

- It's pretty, right? Yay!


Bad points:

- Unless I pose like this, I look like an actual square. A plump one. Dunno what I did wrong but it doesn't fit or look the same way that my other 2444's do and belts don't help. Booooo.

- It does not fit at all on the back. AT ALL. I must have a weirdly short torso - 2444s finish too high up my neck so I always cut the back neckline a bit shorter. They don't usually look this baggy and weird though. I put extra massive darts in and it helped but it still looks peculiar and hunchbackish. Methinks the pattern piece needs altering to actually fit me before I go back and attempt making any more. Don't actually know how to do that though. Oh well.

Meh, I'll probably just wear it anyway.

At least nothing is wrong with the delightfully sparkly shoes I've got on. Everyone needs lovely green flats in their life. The same applies to green heels - instant mood enhancer! And when your frock makes you look a bit hunchbacked, you need all the help you can get.


  1. Well I think it looks lovely, you should wear it with pride xx

  2. Aw I think it's very pretty, love the fabric :) I'm not much of a sewing expert but maybe it just needs taken in a bit at the side seams to sort out the back problems...

  3. It's so pretty though and you're so awesome for making it yourself. I'm more of an interiors person when it comes to sewing (yes to cushion covers/curtains etc) but rubbish when it comes to clothing! x

  4. It's vile, you ought to be ashamed of yourself! ;-)
    Therefore it is your duty to send it to me!!!!x

  5. I love this! Great print and even if you don't feel it sits right, it photographs really well as it looks ace on you.

  6. I actually love this, the print is gorgeous and I am VERY impressed by the sleeves!

    Maria xxx

  7. I'm sorry to hear it didn't turn out exactly as you'd hoped. It's beautiful though, and I think you still did an amazing job making it:)

  8. I think it looks really lovely on you.


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