Thursday, October 11, 2012

Unmitigated Garment Disaster- Part 4 of 5

The finished top (back side, wool-side out)...

 
...and the front.

 
The back side (wool-side out), as modeled by my daughter, H-2...

 
...and, again, here, with the silk side out.

 
You can see that both the long garment sides...

 ...and the 'deliberate layout design'...

...were rubbish...

 
...and that the straps are uneven and too narrow.



Question: "Could this top fit me as designed?"

(Hint: this daughter is 3 garment sizes smaller than I am!)


Just look at the horrible way it fits! Shudder
 
Now can you see what I'm talking about?

Between my poor choice of colors...

...(why, oh why did I ever think that I would wear something in these shades?)...

...and the truly unflattering fit (even on my tiny, beautiful daughter)...

...this garment is not fit for human wear...

...unless...?????

Next time: A solution is found...

...(but it's not what you think!)

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22 comments:

Rachel said...

I've seen people happily pay money for something that to my eyes looked much worse; but then if you don't like the colours, you certainly won't wear it!

martine said...

so the million pound question is how do you make a piece of felt that fits like a seamed garment. I browse felt blogs a lot and see these wonderful creations but have no idea how they really achieve it?
martine

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, I look forward to your fix. It's amazing how the look changes when laying on the table -v- actually being worn.

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Hahaha...yes...people are all different, aren't they? :)
Martine--I took a garment class with Liz Clay a year ago and she told us that it's just not possible. She always uses felt like 'yardage' and cuts a pattern to fit perfectly. Like you, though, I have seen some lovely seamless creations in photographs...and I'm not certain how they're fashioned. My guess is lots and lots of sampling. I'm taking another seamless garment class very soon so I'll let you know if I hit on any solutions!!! :)
Andrea--It's not as much of a 'fix' as an 'adjustment in expectations'!! :) Giggle.

Grazyna said...

Bellissima!

Voie de Vie said...

I must admit, the first two photos from the back, and I still wasn't quite sure why disaster. Then from the front, I got it (although not unmitigated!). However, I can absolutely see that being oh-so-comfy worn around the house with tights and a tee-shirt. :)

Kelly said...

pillow? purse? No doubt you will make lemonade out of lemons!

AllyB said...

I think it's amazing.

Terrie said...

It looks not bad on your daughter. Looks like reversible dress. Was it altered to length? Looking forward to how you "fix" it.

Heather Woollove said...

Grazyna--Thank-you...you're sweet.
Denise--The tights idea may have worked, but I was just so 'over it' at the end. :)
Kelly--A purse is always a good guess with me (and it WAS my first thought!! Grin!), but one of my daughters had her say, instead. :)
Ally--I think you just have an easy-to-please temperament. (No wonder you have such a happy marriage!!) :)
Terriea--The length alteration happened with the resist. (See the first photo in Part 1.) XO-

Andria said...

You are always harder on yourself than we are :) I can't wait to see what the fix is, I'm going to guess all kinds of crazy things since it isn't what I think!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Andria--You are just a real sweetie!! (XO)
Who knows...perhaps you will figure it out with all of your crazy thinking! :)

Ginx Craft said...

I really like the colours. But I see what you mean about the fit. I think I might cut my losses, and redesign it as a shoulder bag.

Cathy said...

I quite like the colours actually :) but I see what you mean about the straps, can't wait to see your solution!

Heather Woollove said...

Ginx--A shoulder bag would have been cute...but
I was talked out of it by one of my girls. :)
Cathy--I think you'll be surprised at the 'ultimate look' of it! :)

Becky Utecht said...

I can't wait to see the fix you can up with. It's got a lot possibilities, that's what I love about felt.

Melissa said...

I'll be waiting to see what idea you you've come up with.

Vivian said...

I'm eager to see your solution for this. If fitting (too small) is the problem, can you cut a few random slits and call it design feature? It's an artful piece no matter what.

Heather Woollove said...

Becky--I need to visit you again and see how you did your lovely garment! :)
Melissa--Thanks for your patience! This is a long project! :)
Vivian--Good idea! Maybe the next time I have a disaster! :)

Kathryn Ray said...

Well, I think it looks beautiful from the back.

I suspect a few well-placed pleats in the front to give it more of an empire waist would have worked well.... but I'm looking forward to tomorrow. :-)

Heather Woollove said...

Kathryn--Yes..stitching on felt works wonders, but I just don't want to do that many alterations. I would rather make felt and use it as yardage if it's going to be that fiddly! :)

Karen said...

Heather sorry this didnt go quite to plan for you but im sure the next one will, i dont need to guess what you've decided to do ( i've read up first lol) and i think thats a great idea. I"m looking forward to your next try xo