March was not kind to me, sewing-wise. I sewed three garments, all failures in their own way. It didn't help that my sewing machine and my serger broke down and needed repairs. Two weeks without machines will really impact one's output.
These New Look 6217 pants, though being made successfully by Sarah Liz and Lisa, are going to the thrift store. One of my daughters suggested I never wear them out of the house. Point taken!
The last failure was the garment I chose for the monthly challenge, Simplicity 1467.
Since the ultimate plan was to make the top from a beautiful rayon batik, I thought a muslin would be a good idea. The stuff I chose is a sweet cotton floral print with the same drape as the batik. I love the print, despite it not being anywhere close to trendy. Click on the picture to get a closer look at it. It reminds me of the Mary Quant, tiny floral prints that came out of Carnaby Street in the late '60s. Oh yeah. I'm that old :)
The neckline gaped, the body was overly blousy, the back armscye sticks out. Bleah. It looks fine in the picture standing still, but I don't like it. The plan is to harvest the fabric and sew it up in a summer dress for my new baby granddaughter. Babies look good in tiny florals!
So, on to April. I'll be making these shorts out of a chambray-like denim. Let's hope for success!