In cleaning up my sewing room, I found two UFO's. One is from Stretch & Sew 1595. It's a pattern I have inherited from my mom. The pictures on my pattern are a bit different, but it's the same pattern as this:
|Courtesy of http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Stretch_%26_Sew_1595|
I cut out another version, a geometric print in blue, brown, white and black. The issue is the neckline. I guess I tried cutting it lower, then it kept going off centre. I remember putting it to the side a few months ago, I haven't quite got back to it. The back of the neck wasn't sitting right, it's still not quite centred, the facing was driving me crazy. Well, I futzed around with it last night, cut off the annoying facing, it's going to take some creative work to make this right. I did not find the solution last night.
I guess part of the issue is that I don't love the fabric. It's nice, but brown/blue just isn't that exciting the way purple is so putting it to the side was easy. I'm also debating about making it more tunic length and making it a casual top rather than a dress for work. The lower neckline would be okay if I do that. I was talked into buying tights when shopping with a friend in March. I have yet to find a way to style them that I like. My tops just aren't quite low enough for me to feel comfortable in the outside world.
The other UFO I'll talk about separately, but the issue here is the opposite. I love the fabric, it's from my mom's stash from the 70's I guess and I'm afraid of screwing it up further.
Well, that's enough stalling, time to get stuff done.