So much potential, such a fail.
I started with a pattern company I really like, fabric that I loved, and ended up with a garment that makes me feel like a bargain bin astronaut or a piece of roasted meat resting in tin foil before being carved.
Things I have learned or remembered along the way:
- I seem to be in between a S and M in Papercut Patterns. I cut out the M and made it up, and had sooooo much room under the arms and in the side seams I felt like I could take flight when I lifted my arms.
- Consider pattern and fabric combo. Maybe be silver crushed velvet isn’t the best fabric choice for a fussy, drapey design.
- Even when I took the top in, I still didn’t like the way it sit and fit on me. The bunching under the drape irritates me and seems present in every version of this I can find on line.
- Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, I don’t like draping! I like clean lines and structure. Why did I buy this pattern? *facepalm*
So anyway, the upshot is, I’ve worn this top once, and think it will probably sit at the bottom of a draw until I can find someone who will give it a forever home.
And clearly, I am not going to make this pattern again. So if anyone out there wants a Papercut Bowline Sweater precut to a size M it’s yours! First in, first served. Happy to post anywhere on the planet.
The good news is my current make is going swimmingly. I will learn to love again.