I went through my stash and I chose this vintage plaid fabric with white embroidery details. I had a somewhat tricky time figuring out which pattern I wanted to use because the fabric was so narrow.
I ended up using McCall's 9248 from 1969. It didn't take any more than a couple days to sew up. However, I did have to keep adjusting the bodice because it fit me really big.
I wore this dress out yesterday and I hated it! I hate it so much I almost didn't blog about it. Although, not all creations can be success stories; right? I feel like it makes me look really wide. I put the blame on the fact that I used a pattern with a gathered waist and also I think it might be the plaid pattern that is unflattering. The oversized collar looks really cute on the mannequin and the hanger, but on me I felt that I looked like a pilgrim :(
The only good thing was that it didn't look so bad when paired with my black cardigan. I also added the belt at the waist and a monogramed locket brooch. This dress will either be salvaged for the vintage or just sit in the back of my closet forever.
What's the least favorite thing you've created?