Sort of. It's not a print, it's neutral coloured, but it does have some sneaky embellishment. I'm still gonna call it cake as it's the closest to cake I've made in... ever? I do like me some frosting/icing.
And it gives me angel wings when the sun is at just the right angle!
last project was also from this book.
I'm a bit ambivalent about this one. It's not quite a "woohoo!" (those who are participating in Bimble and Pimble's Instagram #BPSewvember and who follow me will get the reference). A "woohoo!" result is a project that turns out just as you had envisaged in your mind's eye. This was close, but no cigar.
The fabric is super pretty, no? A lovely, scalloped edge, embroidered fabric. Well let's have a little chat about fabric choice. Poly cotton. Ick. I knew the fibre content when I purchased the fabric, it even felt a little stiff and polyester-like, but I hoped pre-washing might soften it up a little. Not.
It's just a bit too "sticky outy". And where are my crisply pressed seams and hems? Polyester doesn't do crisp pressed, even when it's trying to play nicely with cotton.
|Can you sense my ambivalence?|
I wanted a fair bit of body for this one, but I didn't want wings. I got me some wings. Those sleeves won't drape, no way, no how.
The top tends to slide to the back of the shoulder, but it also does in the pattern photo. Shoulda' known it'd flash my belly button on 99% of shots and therefore in real life! Damn my long torso.
It also makes my narrow shoulders look even more narrow.
I did French all the seams though. Yay, me!
It'll get worn, that's good enough. I just really wanted a "woohoo!".