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Top 5 Misses Of 2016

My misses don’t usually make it to the blog, so you’re in for a treat of sorts by seeing unblogged items!

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Blue Moneta 

I was really excited for this dress. I already have 2 blue Moneta dresses, but one has sleeves and the other has a collar, so I was excited for a sleeveless naked neck version. The Andover jersey just doesn’t do it for me though. I’ve used it for shirts before and it’s good, but in this case it just shows every little lump and bump. Not flattering at all. I wore this dress to my work summer outing and it was a fun day despite the less than flattering dress!

Unfinished Feathers Quilt

I lost interest in the Feathers Quilt when I started my Icy Waters quilt and hope to revisit this at my quilt guilds’ spring retreat!

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Baggy Armed Archer

This shirt is such a disaster. I started it in June 2014 to wear as a Halloween costume. The pockets looked bad so I decided to take them off and didn’t do that for like 3 months. Then the collar stretched out and I got pissed and threw the whole thing in my scrap bin. Upon cleaning it out last summer I decided to steam it back to shape and finish this sucker. The arms are way too big, but after everything I still wear this frequently, but never with the sleeves down. 

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Turner Dress

I did a bit of pattern testing for Jenny at Cashmerette this year and my tester version of the Turner dress came out just meh. I’ve worn it a few times, but the fabric is very heavy and full skirt pulls everything down so the neckline is distorted and just overall doesn’t fit quite right. The Andover Jersey that failed me above would be perfect for this pattern! I have a scooped necklace version in Art Gallery Jersey ready to go for another go at this pattern!

Vintage Polka Dots

The bodice is a bit too small, but I have a lot of this fabric left so I’m convinced I can add some panels or cut out a new bodice and make it fit! After altering the paper pattern and making a muslin I got aggravated when this didn’t fit and haven’t touched it in a few months. Perhaps I will pick it up again at some point this year. 

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