The “Mullet Skirts are Evil” dress
Pattern: La Mia Boutique 07/2012 #716
Notions: elastic thread
Time to complete: About 3 hours
First worn: June 2012
Wear again? NOT A CHANCE
Total Cost: about 5 euros
I have litterally despised the hi-lo (or asymmetrical) hem trend all season, being proud of myself because I didn’t fall into this trap for fashion victims.
Then I saw this pattern on the latest issue of La Mia Boutique and I had a change of heart. Maybe I was wrong all this time?
Turns out no, I was right.
I blame the heatwave we’re having now, it’is giving me terrible headaches and probably made me lose my mind.
I am a proud person, so I wasn’t sure I wanted to share photos of this
horror dress, because it’s hands down the ugliest thing I’ve ever sewn. It doesn’t help that the fabric I chose has a very -ahem- questionable print, but since this dress was so different from what I usually make, I decided to go with some very inexpensive fabric, so that I wouldn’t regret wasting money in case of a fail.
I figured I would share it anyway, so that maybe it helps someone to stay away from this terrible trend. It really is silly.
I don’t regret this project completely, mainly because I went out of my comfort zone and tried something different and because it allowed me to try a new technique (shirring).
So I’m sorry my return to the Sew Weekly after a long absence is with this monster, but I hope I’ll manage to redeem myself next week.