May I present…Her Ugliness! Dress #8 of the 27 Dresses Challenge is all sewn up, but I’m not too happy about it. I actually considered NOT to post a picture of this tragedy, but this blog is not only about making progress in dressmaking, it’s also about making mistakes and learning from them. And this definitely was a mistake (and I’m pretty sure I learnt from making it…).
The pattern is actually pretty awesome (Burda issue 2/2013, #115) and since it was labeled “masterpiece” I had to try it (of course). It wasn’t too complicated and I love how this pattern is constructed.
But ewww, the fabric! I know! I have no idea how I even ended up buying this crappy fabric. The original dress in the magazine was made from a jersey fabric with some kind of snake skin print and I guess this “inspired” my choice of fabric (I hate snake skin prints and this was probably the fabric that was most similar).
As I already let you know on Facebook, the moment I started cutting out the pattern I started hating it. (Which is why it took me two month until I decided to sew it up anyway). Believe me, hating the fabric already before you start to sew, is so not motivating. And honestly, I should’ve stopped at that point.
But I really wanted to try out this pattern and since it required quite a large amount of fabric I wanted to try it on the crappy fabric at first.
Seriously, what is this? A slightly trippy space dress? Tablecloth? Some sort of weird circus clown thing?
When you ignore the fabric, the dress actually looks quite nice (and fits like a glove). I’m thinking of making another (better!) version as soon as I have some closure on this one…
I really like the twisted details in the front, probably the trickiest bit of the pattern.
It was the weekend of sewing mistakes…more stories coming up soon. I thought I’d better reveal them piecemeal… 😀
We all screw up every once in a while…What’s your latest faux pas?