Ugh. Not the look I was going for….

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Some projects just do not come together in reality the same way they look in your mind during the design phase.  Such was my experience with this rayon stripey-graphic knit dress. I thought I loved the fabric. I thought the pattern would look as cute on me as it did on my ASG friend. Pretty sure I was wrong on both counts. 🙁

Despite all the positive reviews on patternreview.com, this pattern ( New Look 6429) just didn’t work for me. Or maybe the fabric is not as interesting as I thought when I purchased it. Or my fabric/pattern combination was off.  WAY OFF, huh? I hate when that happens. During construction this weekend I auditioned several trim options from my stash, and decided I prefered the lighter grey.

LightTrim          DarkTrim

The dress sewed up quickly and easily….but that is about the only positive thing I can say about it. When I wore it Sunday morning, I felt like I was wearing a sack. Albeit a soft and comfortable sack, but a shapeless, unflattering sack nonetheless.  I am going to put it aside for a while and see if a solution presents itself.  In the meantime you won’t be see me out on the street in this outfit!

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Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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