This poor fabric. It was one I bought secondhand when I was about nine and first learning how to sew. It always had big dreams; how could it not? It's white with red polka dots, utterly classic. It was born to be a lovely wrap dress or swishy skirt. There's just one problem - there was never enough yardage for any of those things. To even cut out the Plantain, I had to sacrifice the length of the sleeves. It may not be glamorous, but it at least got out of the stash and into the world.
|Things of note - Drag lines BEGGING for an FBA, and the fact that my chest almost matches the white shirt.|
|More or less straight down from my widest point = not a great look|
And now I know that I don't like the silhoutte. The BF pointed out that there wasn't anything wrong with it, and that's completely true. But I've been working on only keeping things that I really like (the less crap I have to move in October the better!) and it's not doing me any favors. Upon wearing for a little while, it also has the annoying tendency for fabric to ride up above my bust and end up in my armpits, if that makes any sense. (After looking at blog pictures of other Plantains, I can definitively say I am not the only one with this problem.) So it's going in the Goodwill bag, but for me it's completely served its purpose. It let me make something usable out of a fabric I've been holding onto for over half my lifetime and was a nice simple project that got me back in the swing of things. I hope it finds a good owner!
Next up is the Tiramisu. I actually finished this on Monday night and got pictures of it this morning, so it might be blogged sometime, say, this month? :) #gradschool