Top 5 Misses:
1. Dr. Who Hollyburn skirt: I made this to match my daughter's circle skirt, but it is so translucent that it's almost transparent! I didn't have any lining fabric when I sewed it, so I bought a neutral slip, but then it still looked weird. I plan to unpick the waistband and sew in a lining whenever I get some good slippery fabric.
2. Tiny pocket tank: I didn't even blog about this one. It went together easily, and I used a beautiful waxed cotton from South Africa, but it just wasn't quite right. The colour makes me look sickly, and the fit is off on me: the high bust is both too tight (pulls across the upper chest) AND gapes open when I lean over. Not quite sure how to remedy that, but I don't think I'll wear it again.
3. Red trousers: Before sewing the successful red leggings I mentioned in my last post, I cut and basted a pair of trousers from Simplicity XXXX (something I'm too tired to look up now because I think I recycled it), using some cheap red twill. The fit was so monstrously bad that I threw them in a pile and haven't pulled them out since. I flubbed the zip fly, the front crotch hung about 2 inches too low, and the back was giving me a horrible wedgie. No photos exist. Consider yourself lucky.
4. 14th century tunic: I promised my man that I would sew him an historically accurate linen tunic for doing readings at conferences (he studies and teaches old->middle English literature). The cut pieces are
neatly folded balled up in my to-do pile. Oops.
5. Trousers for my son: my son is going through a phase where he hates wearing anything with a button waist. Most of his pants are jeans with button waist. Sigh. So I told him that I would make him a few pairs of pull-on trousers or fleece pants. Have I made any yet?......