Coming up this month is Dresses and Me’s six-month-aversary. To celebrate this momentous occasion I thought I’d pick the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the things I’ve made so far this year. Without further ado…
My Bow Dress, My Sister’s Vintage Pattern Dress and my Mad Men Skirt are my favourites so far because they went together easily, I’ve gotten heaps of wear out of them and I (or in the case of my sister’s dress) she actually likes it!
My cape is here because I thought, for a long time, that I had bitten off more than I could chew. It is getting there, but I was not counting on felted wool being as hard to manage as this is! Seriously – rangling it is a real endurance test!
The only reason my orange singlet isn’t in the catagory below is that I love the silk I made it out of. However, this top ended up the Bad because of my experience with the bias seam binding – disappointing.
I don’t even know where to begin with this dresss. Click the link to read all about the failblog that this was. And in case you were wondering – yes, it is still unfinished.
I feel a bit mean for putting this dress in the Ugly category. I was so proud when I finished it because it was the first dress I had made since I took up sewing again and the first dress I had made in about 6 years and I made it in about 10 days flat (record!). However, when I look at it with my six-months-more-learned eyes I wish I finished the seams in some way and that I had lined it. It’s ugly on the inside.
So that’s my last six months. I’ve made a lot of other things too and learnt
so much in the process. Thanks for reading this blog and all your words of support!
What have been your favourite items you’ve sewn this year?
8 thoughts on “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
Aww sad I ended up in the ‘bad section’ 😦
No! Not you but the top!
The last “ugly” dress is cute. I understand though, every time I wear the first dress I sewed (in fact I’m wearing it today) I notice all the little things I could have done better. No one else ever sees the flaws though!
Yeah I definitely know the feeling!
I’ve enjoyed reading about your adventures in sewing… Keep it up!
Thanks 🙂 that’s nice to hear!
It’s fun to look back and reassess our makes isn’t it?
I love my Renfrews because I wear them all the time. I adore my Vogue 1247 skirt as I wear it most weekends. And I love all three of my Cambies… I’m just waiting for summer LOL.
Yes I agree- the true measure of success is how much wear an item gets! I love your renfrews!