I am sad to announce that for the time being I have had to leave Vogue 7648 unfinished! I had a great vision for this gorgeous pattern that is looking less chic and more tacky 70s kaftan...is it possible for a person's creations to appear TWICE on Karen's Ugly Amnesty?!?
So what went wrong eh? I wholeheartedly blame my fabric choice – what was I thinking regarding the colour/print and why didn't I go for something heavier for better drape!?! The only positive thing I can take away from this project is that I got to try out making my own bias binding, which I used around the armholes instead of the suggested facings – the process was easy enough, but seriously time consuming!
Anyway, to round up my rather grumpy rant, here are a couple of pictures to chuckle about:
Of course I didn't want unfinished Vogue 7648 to cost me my self-imposed challenge of sewing three things in time for and suitable for my upcoming visit to Cyprus. Oh no, I don't give up that easily! With my Crescent skirt and Sorbetto Top already done, there was only one thing that could right this wrong...
...I made another Sorbetto of course...and then one more for good luck! Yep, that's three in total and I can't guarantee that there won't be more! Obsessed, one-trick pony, me? Never!
Apologies for the decapitated images, but my face and hair really weren't up to much today.
The three amigos!
As you can see, I'm really digging the contrast bias binding look! If I ever make a silky monochrome Sorbetto though, I think I'd go for the sleeker option of using matching bias binding. I also love Sarai's suggestions of embellishing the centre pleat panel with lace, or buttons, or ribbon, or bias binding bows. I think for the ample-bosomed lady, like myself, simpler is better.
Anyway, enough of my rambling for one post! Has anyone else tried this pattern yet? What did you think?