B5950 | Grey and Black Stripes

I hate wasting fabric....




Everytime I try to take pics for my blog, the phone goes crazy!!!
I mean, it could be worse, like what if this was video!! O-0

I look really wide in Spandex!!!
Speaking of video, how many of you guys vlog? Is it 
instructional, more lifestyle, mixture? Is it easy?
There was a discussion on Periscope about reinventing the wheel.
Basically, is there an over-saturation of the same video, done over and over again.
For instance, the circle skirt tutorial, the tulle skirt tutorial or the invisible zip tutorial etc...
Or maybe your viewers just want to see your way, or how you do it!!?
I been thinking, I been thinking...


I ordered this fabric from Fabricmart a few years ago. It's actually a spandex/lycra
fabric, although I thought I was ordering ity knit...
~yep ~
I got a closet full of,  "I thought I was ordering......"


This was just an OK pattern for me.  It's kinda blahh on me, maybe it's
the fit or just the fabric selection, dunno...
It went together pretty decent til I got to the skirt section. I had difficulty understanding
 the pleating, do I leave the stitching in or nah, pleat going up or down?
 Whateva!  Done and done!

The pleats seemed to emphasize my kangeroo pouch instead of minimize.
Maybe I can save the bodice, and redo the skirt portion, trying to think...
I just can't make myself like this dress. Complete fail!!
Yep, will be donating this one.;-(
B5950 for Reference


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C-ya!!!

23 comments

  1. IMHO, I think it looks great on you.

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  2. You soooo inspire me. Still looking for a gorgeous plaid for a wrap dress like yours. Please keep 'em coming, sometimes I have problems getting sewing ideas. Thanks!

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    1. Thanx Bridget, I'll keep an eye out too! Love plaid!

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  3. You soooo inspire me. Still looking for a gorgeous plaid for a wrap dress like yours. Please keep 'em coming, sometimes I have problems getting sewing ideas. Thanks!

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  4. I looked in earlier and saw your dress but didn't have time to comment. I've come back to say I love it!

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  5. Wait! Don't donate it yet! I think it looks great, and sometimes you just need to step back for a few weeks and come back to it. In these photos, it looks really awesome!

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  6. I really like it. And I also get what you're saying. I made a similar style dress and while I love the surplice bodice and the pleats on the bodice...the pleats on the skirt left me flat.

    But it's so cute on you!!!

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    1. Thanx sis, I think I sewed the pleats upside down, now that I'm looking.

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  7. The top is flawless. Detach the skirt portion and just add a plain skirt bottom. Eliminate the pleating. The stripes and design element of the top are enough to pull it off.

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    1. Thanx Carol, I think that's what I'll do the top is fine. You're right!!

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  8. I love the strips!!! Sorry it didn't work for you :( I love what Carol Ware suggested ... FIESTA ANYHOW ;)

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  9. I love this dress! I've been tinkering with the idea of videos,just as a way to break up from my norm..It will be interesting to see how vlogs may pop up with sewing bloggers.

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    1. Thanx Candice ! That's a great idea, I'd love to see more sewing inspired vloggers. We may need to collaborate!

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  10. I think it looks terrific on you and gives it that extra edge from just another striped dress. You should keep it.

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    1. Thanx Summer, I've already taken it apart, lol.😁

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  11. This dress looks amazing on you!

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