Ugh. Not the look I was going for….


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, 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!


Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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