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Oh dear. That sucks! But yeah, wadders do happen. Here's to hoping for a wildly successful project next!
I was thinking "robe" vs. tree trunk, but I agree with you, Deb. Not your look.Oh well, on to the next.
I do love the print....
Yep. We all have them. We fall in love with the print and then, hoooo-wee. It just does not work. At all. Time to move on.
Oh no! I love that print, sorry it didn't work for you.
Hilarious description :)but indeed dont wear it ;)on to the next
Oops...........I'm having trouble these days choosing knit prints that seem to be overwhelming or just plan baaad when made up.
What if you cut the skirt and add a solid color skirt? Then you would only waste half of it; or even just turn it into a blouse.
I like Lorinda's idea. Chop it off to tunic length and wear with a pencil skirt or slim trousers.
Oh no! I'm like you-give it away and move on. Let us speak no more of it. ;)
Yell Timberrr and move on. I'll have to remember the tree trunk description as that is too funny. I've had some that were way worse than a tree trunk. Could it become a sleeveless shell with some of your magic?
My first negative vibe came from the sleeves. I like the tunic idea...maybe sleeveless?
Good! When you first posted the dress I thought - ooh yuk, far too much dress. But being polite, I didn't hit the post button. Would hate to say that if you really liked the dress. So, not you or your beautiful sewing. Just wrong pattern for a dress. But maybe a top If you really like the fabric.
Somebody will find it at the Goodwill shop and just love it. You're right - doo-doo happens! I meant wadders, yeah ...
As I read this, Kenny Rogers and 'the Gambler' was going through my head:You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,Know when to walk away and know when to run.You knew!!!
I love the big red NO circle.Oh well.at least you were sewing.
So not even a top instead of a dress?
I have that fabric, too, Debbie. I love it. But I agree that it didn't work in combination with this pattern. Maybe a top or skirt could still work, though?
Yep- wadders happen. I just had one last week. Just means you're closer to the next "great" garment.
Hahahaha you are so funny.... and when a dress makes you feel like that then by all means get rid of it... on someone else will love it and knowing you it will be extremely well sewn and they'll get lots of wear out of it too :)
I think that if you shorten those sleeves and raise the hemline, the dress wouldn't be overwhelming you.
A little diet can be your license to wear that dress. There is nothing wrong with the print it's cool.
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I made the dress myself and had the same initial reaction. I ended up taking a ton of fabric out of the sleeves in both the width of the cuff and in the length and width of the sleeve itself. With the extra fabric gone and withe the skirt shortened to my knees, it looks so much lighter - quite good in fact. You might want to try reducing the sleeves to get rid of the bulk and give it another chance. The body itself is a nice shape on you.