I’ve been pondering on why this last sewing project went so very wrong and I think it comes down to the simple fact that I’ve never really focused that much on clothes since my late teens early twenties. I can do corporate wear with my eyes shut but am still finding my way with the casual stuff.
Also I’ve still a long way to go with my sewing skills (the bound neckline above is testament to that).
Strangely, this disastrous outfit, coupled with a a few recent successful trips to the shops for ready to wear, is slowly bringing clarity to the situation.
My conclusions so far are as follows.
Things I should avoid like the plague:
2. Raglan/dolmen sleeves
3. Shiny prints
Things that work for me:
1. Skinny trousers
2. Bootleg trousers
3. Long tops/cardigans with the above
4. Wide legged trousers
5. Dresses (surprisingly more than skirts and tops)
It feels like progress.
All other sewing is going on hold for now as I start work on the dresses for the wedding. First up are two little dresses for the teeny bridesmaids. Nice and straightforward, in silk.
But I think it’s time to be absolutely ruthless with my fabric stash and see what works and what doesn’t with my new found knowledge. This is a subject we’ll be coming back to later.