You know the kind of project that's troublesome from start to finish, through no particular fault of its own? Well, this delightful make was one of them, to the point of embarassment. I was approached by My Fabrics 7 months ago (!!!) with an offer of free fabric in exchange for a review. I predictably pounced on some of their seriously awesome bunny-print jersey, yet I only finished this simple dress last month!
Why did it take me so long to finish this dress? For all the reasons!
I had overcommitted at the time, so this project went on the back burner for way too long. Eventually, I settled on a summery dress pattern, cut it all out and got busy sewing. But as the bodice came together, I really wasn't liking it and I couldn't bare the idea of not loving my bunny print dress. So I decided to start again and turned to my Tilly and the Buttons Agnes pattern for inspiration. Luckily I'd ordered 3 metres of thefabric so I managed to cut a circle skirt (using my Bluegingerdoll Violet pattern) from the leftover fabric and squeezed out my new bodice and sleeves from the old skirt pieces. I thought I was plain sailing, but ended up encountering the most frustrating issues with the sleeve elastic. At that point I almost gave up, but I didn't want to disappoint My Fabrics or waste such cool fabric. So I powered through and I'm glad I did.
I'm still not 100% happy with this make, mainly because the front neckline gapes. I'm really annoyed about this, but it hasn't stopped me from wearing it and Claire has suggested a clever fix which I'll be testing out imminently. Also, my sleeve ruching is far from perfect as my stupid elastic kept twisting. I tried unpicking, but that left holes in my fabric, so I settled for less than in the end!
Have you ever made something you love wearing, regardless of its imperfections? To make amends I've just ordered another couple of metres of the bunny-print jersey!