Here’s the thing about FINALLY using a “never-been-opened” pattern from years ago …. It doesn’t suit me anymore. My tastes have changed and so has my figure!
So, hooray for not tossing out the $20 pattern; I gave the thing it’s chance. But I made so many modifications, the finished tee-shirt looks nothing like the sketch on the package.
My 2010 Vogue pattern called for a double front, which was supposed to overlap at the waist in an neat diamond. When I made my muslin mock-up, it was hopelessly unflattering. The two sides came together in a Vee but gaped at the chest and strained at the tummy.
So I opted to change the front to a single panel, I added darts, rounded the neck and shortened the overall length. I’m pretty sure I was not being a fashion coward. I feel certain I did the right thing, by making the tee-shirt into something I would actually wear.
Plenty of sewing bloggers have been reflecting lately on their own personal style, considering their palette preferences and I follow their wise methods humbly. That said, I am still willing to break out into fresh outfits and new experiences that go beyond the familiar. Trying to be brave enough for a new look.