I know it seems like most of the stuff I sew is a full on success. That's not right. Some stuff is so ugly it never gets taken a picture. Or the pieces won't match or don't fit and I throw them out in a temper (has happened before and will probably happen in the future). Some clothes never get finished and end up on the ever-growing UFO pile.
I have some beautiful pin stripe jersey in my stash that I would love to turn into a wrap dress. Something I can wear at work or on conferences and still be confident. But wrap dresses have several hurdles. I'm a busty girl, so many wrap dresses show enough cleavage on my to make grown men blush. Not the kind of attention one wants from fellow scientists! Other wrap dresses split at the skirt part and love playing in the wind which leaves me embarrassed with many people who know the colour of my (self sewn! ^^) panties. To make a wrap dress that keeps me covered while still being stylish, I decided to make some musselins first. And since making musselins just to put on and then throw away is awfully wasteful, I wanted to make them wearable! I first gathered the supplies and patterns:
I used black and white striped cotton jersey and some black jersey for cuffs and belt. I also elongated the sleeves as I don't like 3/4 sleeves. But looking at the finished result - even if we can for one second overlook that the combination of stripes and black cuffs looks like a pyjama -, it just doesn't make me happy. I matched all the stripes I could and it doesn't look horrible, it is just meh. So on to the next pattern it is!
Can you see what I mean? Anyone interested in a nice pyjama top in size 16? ;)