So I admit some of these “misses” may be controversial. Some of them are wonderful patterns and may be TNTs for others. Most are even great garments but they just don’t work well in my wardrobe.
1. Archer Shirt
See? Controversial right off the bat. My chambray Archer fits well, is finished well and is a great pattern. But it’s not my style. I’ve never been hugely fond of button-ups in general, and I don’t think the boxy shape is particularly flattering on me. Funny that my Bruyere topped my hit list but Archer tops my misses. I love the shape of Bruyere and wear it a lot. If my Archer was closer fitting I could wear it to work, but as it is, I rarely reach for this top. It’s a shame since it is very nicely done.
2. Wiksten Tank
This was my second try with this pattern and both just have issues. The neckline gapes terribly and the armscyces are funny. I could probably tweak the pattern to make it work but that seems like a lot of work for a very simple top.
3. Lady Skater
Again, this is a nice pattern but the finished product just isn’t doing it for me. The dress clings in funny places and accentuates the softness of my post-three-baby belly rather than minimizing it. N loves this dress (it sparkles), which is the only reason it gets worn.
This dress is incredibly comfortable but can you say Frumpsville? I feel completely frumpy and unstylish when I wear this which is why I never wear it. And it feels like a maternity dress to me. I do like the fabric though so it’s currently in my refashion pile.
5. Japanese baby doll dress
I don’t even have a picture of this dress to share. I made it with my friend Crystal when she was here in March and I never wore it. I’m not sure what I was thinking with this dress. I was breastfeeding at the time and there is absolutely no access. But to make it fit then, I had to do an FBA and I was carrying about 20 pounds more than I am now which combines to make the dress completely unwearable now. It is huge! But I love the fabric. It’s a rather expensive white and gray striped linen and it’s beautiful. I plan to reclaim the fabric for something else. It would make great shorts or a lightweight blazer (if I have enough).