Thursday, February 6, 2014

Simplicity 2177 The End!

So last year sometime I started a frock. I blogged about it too, it was a labour of love.
It was going to be worn for a birthday party- it even made it out of the house ON me, unfortunately to be put back in the cupboard after i had a wee panicky/anxiety attack on the way to the party, rendering me useless and needing to go home.

So I decided it was cursed! (And didn't really have anywhere to wear it till now anyway). 

But today was a special event, a 'lungiversary' for a special friend, so I pulled it out. Ooh, lovely!

Look the end of the day, I just wanted to get home and rip it off! It seems I've now put on a bit of weight around the upper arm, and those bust darts were never right, I don't think. I'm calling them the 'headlights' haha.

 Standing, walking etc are fine, but sitting and definitely driving mean I still have a red mark on my arm! 'A bit toight' I would say!

 I *swear* I was standing straight and tall during this pic too, so when I saw this- ugh!

So, a disappointing result. The fabric is lovely, a silk/cotton. I enjoyed the process of making it, and learnt lots of techniques. So I'll try 'gifting' it to whoever steps over the doorway, be warned! hehe.


Kate said...

Hate then when you put all that work into something, but it looks great in the top photo!

Julie said...

First photo looks fabulous. Don't you hate it when things don't quite sew up to your expectations.

Jodie said...

But it has cool pockets.

Jennie said...

No way! When I saw you in it on IG - I loved it Bec! Such a shame if it isn't comfy. You look great in these pics!!!

Cath @mybeardedpigeon said...

Exactly what Jennie said, is aw it on IG and was coming over to ask you if you made it cos I thought it looked so lovely. Xx

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Dianne said...

Know the feeling, I just finished making my first ever dress, and it looks like a sack, couldn't even bring myself to wear it to just to dag around the house in the heat today! So frustrating, all that time & effort!