If you're taking part in Me Made May then you've probably been getting ready for the month ahead. I've busy making sure all my items are freshly washed and ready to wear. I have managed to avoid temptation and kept to my 20:20 plan instead of panic sewing. This hasn't been easy as I know that I have holes in my wardrobe and have spotted some already but that is one of the reasons I signed up - to spot the actual gaps not just perceived ones.
Anyway, while checking my hand made items I came across the dress I made on a course. It is McCall's 2401, made from quilting fabric (the only fabric I could get my hands on as I got a place at short notice), is nicely finished and the fit is still pretty good (I have lost a little weight since completing it). I have worn it just once since finishing and I didn't like it. It seems a shame for it to languish on the hanger so I thought I would give it another go and wore it yesterday to see if it could feature in the month somehow.
And the problem remains. I am just not feeling it. It makes me feel slightly frumpy, older than I am and I am much more conscious of myself in it. Not a good feeling! And it is how you feel that counts right? I can't work out if it just the length and I should take it up a few inches. Or if I find the print too much for a dress. Or what it is.
So, please help me. Should I take it up? Make a separate from it? I could see a top or a skirt, although I don't think I have enough fabric for both unless I add a waistband. Or do something else? Here is a close up of the fabric, see why I think it could be the print?
All ideas welcome. Leaving it as it is isn't really an option as I can't see me wearing it again. If I don't do anything I can see it landing in the bag destined for the charity shop.