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Added Sep 20, 2010

by nutmeg1

Queens, New York...






Bad pattern + bad choice of fabric + cutting error = an ok dress

I used an interesting 80’s pattern (McCall’s 2572) for this dress… one of those easy to make one’s that looks kind of boxy on the cover but you figure it can’t be that bad, but then it is that bad and worse.

On top of that, I picked the most iron-resistant fabric I have ever worked with for the dress. Some kind of seersucker-ish fabric?

In addition to all of that, the pattern was way too long, and since it was way too long I figured it would be ok to hack a bunch of it off without really measuring since it would probably still be too long. Only it turned out to be shorter than I expected.

Soo, after many trials and tribulations, I ended up with this dress. It’s not really shaped the way I envisioned, but it’s better than I thought it would be given everything that went wrong. Not something I would wear all the time, but I think it would make a nice dress for swing dancing. With some shorts underneath :)




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Rock
Linen, Other

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    Sep 21, 2010, 08.22 AMby nessys

    I totally agree with Puffling – more “fails” should be posted and you have styled it nicely, and with running with scissors – you gotta laugh Honey! Wear some leggings or something underneath and you’ll be ready to “rock & roll”! You look Sweet in it – so at least that’s something!

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      Sep 21, 2010, 12.39 PMby nutmeg1

      Haha! Thanks for the great comment – you know I never thought of leggings for some resaon. That would totally fix my problem, wouldn’t it?! :)

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    Sep 20, 2010, 09.18 PMby puffling

    Yeah, maybe we should all start posting our Fails. I personally have an Anda Fail and a Coffee Dress Fail (wrong fabric choice and mismatched seams). I don’t think yours looks bad at all; in fact, you’ve styled it nicely!

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    Sep 20, 2010, 08.44 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Hey, at least you have a sense of humor about it. It’s really not that bad. Cute little dress.

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    Sep 20, 2010, 08.17 PMby peaches2218

    It’s cute on you.

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    Sep 20, 2010, 06.01 PMby catfish101

    lol, we live and learn. I made exactly the same mistakes with an 80’s simplicity pattern.

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    Sep 20, 2010, 05.13 PMby abbyzeeble

    I actually like the simplicity of it :-) Glad you can get some wear out of it; i still make mistakes in every project I do!

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