The “I Match the Bathroom” Dress
Fabric: Pale blue bedsheets with sky blue polka dots, white bedsheet for lining
Pattern: Sense & Sensibility’s Swing Dress Pattern – $9
Notions: zipper, piping
Time to complete: 8 hours
First worn: Just for these photos
Wear again? Probably not. Definitely not in the bathroom. I might get lost.
Total price: $11
Friends, this UFO has been sitting on my sewing table for at least a year. I even passed up working on it for the 2011 UFO challenge, that’s how determined I was to ignore it. I finally decided that it would need to get made, as I’m trying to use all of the unused patterns in my stash this year. And so, here it is.
I had decided to use pale blue bedsheets because they were just sitting in my stash and there seemed to be no use for them. I figured I could add some piping that matches the tiny polka dots for a little bit of pizazz and it would make the dress shine.
Me: What do you think?
Rob: You match the bathroom.
Rob: And it kinda looks like a nurse’s outfit.
Me: OMG you’re right!
And from that conversation, I will never look at this dress the same again. The dress wasn’t even finished at that point, but it definitely was in danger of ending up in the garbage can next to my desk. I pressed on, knowing that it probably would never get worn.
I had some serious fitting issues. I don’t know if my seam allowances that I had added were completely off (I had bought the “print from home” version of the pattern), but there were places where it was baggy and places where I had to squeeze myself in. It was most unfortunate.
This is how the dress looks in natural light. Maybe I should just stay out of the bathroom.
And finally, some close ups of the piping that I thought would save this dress … and the worst zipper I have ever done in my life.
Overall, I’m not a fan of this dress, and I’ll probably never wear it again. The color has completely ruined it for me, but if I ever decide to try this pattern again, I’ll definitely follow in Christine‘s shoes and go for a bold and fabulous color.
Have a fantastic day, everyone!