It’s harder to find misses than it is to find hits! But it seems they’re all my projects, and they’re not Burda patterns….
The first one is the jumpsuit I made in the summer. This was sort of a wearable toile. I had toiled it, made adjustments to the leg length and graded between sizes for the hip-waist-bust areas. I used a 3m length of border printed viscose. I haven’t even blogged these, never managed to get photos, which is a shame. They’re good, but still need many adjustments, not least of which is to shorten the crotch depth and lift the point of the v neck. I also need to find a lightweight invisible zip. The one I used is too stiff really for viscose. However, it was super cool and comfy to wear in the long hot summer we had this year. I hope I’ll be able to make the pattern again next summer and fix the issues this jumpsuit has.
This top had various issues, I’d self drafted a copy of a top in one of the Kana’s Standard books, and initially I thought it was good, but on wearing more, the neckline is too wide (I did that on purpose, but it’s not right) and it’s just a little too billowy at the hem. I’ve put it aside to recut and reuse in some way.
Another attempt at a copy of a Japanese pattern was this top, I’d used a Burda pattern and altered it to get the flare. But it was too long and too flared and I wasn’t all that comfortable in it. The colour’s not quite right either, it’s a beautiful viscose in a silvery grey, but I think it needs to be darker. It’s joined the above top to be sorted, but I’ve yet to get to it.
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It seems that the issues were to be had with me trying shapes I don’t usually wear, and finding those a little “not me”. They’re not disasters by any means, and can be fixed in some way.