9/13/08

Dear Maggy London & Butterick

It was such a pleasure sewing B4788 and would like to say what a great design. The first time, I made the dress for a friend and she just loved everything about it and more importantly the dress is figure flattering.

Now, my real reason for writing to you is to ask, why didn't you emphasize why the pattern is "unsuitable for obvious diagonals"?

I will admit I'm a tad bit hard headed and tend to do things my way. (My mom always told me a hard head makes a soft behind...lol) Well I'm feeling a bit tender back there, because I went ahead and used an obvious diagonal pattern fabric.... totally disobeying pattern rules.

Now, I sit here hanging my head in shame and mumbling Why O' Why did I do that.... ok... I've said enough and just thought I share with you my serious blunder.

Ok here is another pic, can you see it... look closely
matter of fact... here's a bigger pic...
Regards,
Sheila.

10 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Okay it doesn't look so bad with the red belt...or you could take the skirt off and replace it with a navy knit...using the red belt and have a really nice dress that looks like 2 pieces.

Cas... said...

You're a funny lady! You couldn't see it until you got closer.

Keep pushing the envelope! You never learn unless you try!

Opal said...

Perhaps you can wear it with the belt if you are concerned about the stripes being off. It looks nice that way.

Anonymous said...

The red belt definitely helps fool the eye. It doesn't look that bad. =)

Faye Lewis said...

Didn't notice with the red belt. I feel your pain - cause you know I've done that before too. Pushing the envelope - heard that on Project Runway - What does it mean?

Lashell said...

I agree with the other commentors. I would use a belt or break it up with a band of navy blue at the waist to give the impression of two pieces. I think it looks great.

Sheila said...

Thanks All. Still not sure if I could pull off wearing it in public, but will say the dress fits like a charm.

On Second thought, what if I wore a blazer over it....ummm

Robin said...

I have that pattern too - but I don't know if anyone would really notice it unless you pointed it out and they really stared. There are things that I am self-conscious about on my projects that people who don't sew would never notice. If you really don't like it, you can just separate the pieces and wear them as separates - OH!! How about if you put a jacket over it? Wouldn't that work?

Lesalicious said...

Great job as always. Lovely 2 piece there. Can't wait to see you with it own when you is finish. Good luck:)

narcissaqtpie said...

no fret this looks awesome. you actually made it work well with the red belt