2014 has been a prolific sewing year for me and I’m pleased to say that with all that practice my skills have improved so much that I made very few wadders as such. But there were a few items that I completed and to acceptable standard and that still have not stood the test of time in my wardrobe.
So feast your eyes on the Top 5 Unexpected Fails of 2014.
A click on the picture takes you to the relevant posts
Clear Winner: The Not-At-All-Bomber Jacket.
I really took my time on this, but it turned out that everything is wrong on this, fabric, high neckline, poofy sleeves, short lenght… I have since traced a different Bomber pattern, because I don’t learn, do I?
Completely nothing wrong with these – I just made them for a thinner version of me… I squeezed myself into them for the pictures, thinking that jeans need to be tight, but I have not worn them a single time since. Chances I’m gonna get thinner? Well….
Joint Nr Three: Is it the Yellow?-Skirts
I really should learn! Here are two skirts that I thought about for a long time, made with effort and put into my wardrobe not to wear them once. I don’t even know why. I still like them, even looking at the pictures now, but I still never reached for them when the weather was right. Does that only happen to me?
And finally the Bit Too Psychodelic-Top
I was all excited when I bought the fabric, but I had to learn that I look better in psychodelic print inside my head than in real life. I like the pattern as such but I think it looks much better as a dress:
This top is just too much, plus I always think it looks a bit maternity on me, so this has gone into the alterations pile. Maybe the fabric is going to be reborn as a tanktop or some thing not as voluminous.
So there, my Top 5 Unexpected Fails of 2015. As of this evening, January 6, I have already completed three garments in 2015, but only blogged the Russian General Coat. If I go on at this rate I might have to increase the list to Top 10 Fails of 2015 😉 .