1. Burda 102
Cool pattern, nice fabric, but they didn't work together at all. Turns out that a mid weight cotton is just too thick with all the seaming going on here. I still like this pattern, but this dress should just go into the "circular file".
2. Gertie Lobster Shirtwaist.
To recap I thought up the idea for this dress while deep in the "pants fitting cycle of hate" and I might have been a little crazy. The dress too out there for me to wear and not feel like everyone is looking at me and thinking WTF? It's well constructed and those lobsters do make me smile, it just sits in the back of the closet. (Still totally worth making it for taking photos with Leila.)
Ummm this just doesn't go with anything I have in the closet. It should because blue and black are main colors in my wardrobe....but no. It looks great in this pictures, right? Who knows.
This is another garment that just didn't get worn. I'd guess that my main problem is the length. I feel comfortable with shorter lengths when wearing tights, but not in a summer bare leg situation. I'd rather keep my lily white "German" legs covered.
5. Simplicity 2443 the Tree Dress.
This is only a semi-miss because I did wear this garment out of the house several times. However it always makes me feel fat. I tell myself that my friends wouldn't lie to me and it looks fine.....and then I continue to feel fat. Oh gathered waistlines, I think you're just not for me.
Good news on the germ front - We are all enough recovered to enjoy Christmas.... it's a Festivus Miracle! *Snort giggle*