Thursday, July 06, 2006
Now I remember why I stopped sewing:
Is that dress lovely? Great colors, fun fish fabric, classic design. Quality workmanship. It fits my dressform to perfection, no? Even Jake seems to think it looks sweet.
Sadly, I look like I'm a fish covered sack of potatoes in it.
How come I can buy clothes off the rack, but I've got to meticulously change sewing patterns?
The bustline is too small (they assume a "B" cup, just like my dressform. If you know me, you know that I'm not a B cup). The neckline gaps. The sleeves don't sit right (probably because the neckline gaps). It bunches up at my "backporch" thanks to my swayback. I'm not comfortable in it and quite frankly, it's not very flattering on me.
So I'm a wee bit disappointed. I loved that fabric. Unlike knitting where I could just frog it and knit something else, I'm not stuck with a dress that I can't wear.
Maybe I should cast on something new to knit....