My sister is gone now but we had a great visit, after she finally arrived. Her plane was 5 freakin' hours late. I ended up going home to wait Friday night, and finally picked her up after midnight. We stayed up until about 4 AM gabbing and catching up. She did get a free round-trip ticket out of the ordeal so she'll be back soon.
Since there hasn't been any new sewing, I thought I would go through some past makes and report on the wearability factor. I always enjoy when other bloggers do this, so now it's my turn.
This recent make is definitely a regular in the rotation. In fact, I wore it Friday to work and to pick up my sister cuz I thought we were going out. It's pretty, comfortable, and flattering and I nearly always get a compliment when I wear it. The bra keepers I added saved it from hoochie status. Grade A+.
Since I altered this one smaller, it's also a regular both for the office with heels and dressed down with flats/flip-flops on the weekend. Another A+, especially since it now has a second life.
I wear this one regularly, just not as often as the previous two. I want to make it again but this time I will add a smidge more length above the waist because it feels like it rides a little too high front and back. Grade B+, which should turn into an A+ with a re-do.
Skirt remake and RTW top. I've worn this once and received a compliment. I do like it, but I hadn't liked my shoe choices for the outfit. But I've got some neutrals now so I should pull it out more. Maybe tomorrow? Grade B+.
I've worn this top exactly once, on my birthday in March - the day for which I made it. I probably will end up tossing the top as it's just too low and weird in the front. I like the idea of the style a lot though, so it might get a re-do in different fabric and with some pattern alterations. Grade D-. The skirt is OK. I haven't worn it only because it doesn't say summer to me. I'll see how it goes in the fall. Grade C for now.
I thought this was a D- or F when I made it because of the wonky pattern, but I wear the darn thing now almost every weekend because it's so easy to throw on, look decent, and be comfortable. It's bigger on me since this was made last summer so I have to tie the ties tighter. I should make this again in a smaller size. New grade B+.
I have never worn this. In fact, I never even hemmed it. It's much too big for me now, but I gave it to my sister while she was here and she'll wear it, raw hems and all. It looks good on her. I wish I had snapped a pic. Grade F for me. But A+ for being gone from the WTF pile.