11 Jul Sara Campbell dress – one ruffle too many
“Why don’t you wear something you made?”
Was Hub’s comment a compliment or criticism?
“What’s wrong with what I’m wearing?”
“It’s just so drab.”
“We’re going to a funeral visitation…..” but I changed.
I was wearing a Sara Campbell linen dress purchased in 2010; one year before I began sewing clothes again.
The dress does not fit and serves as a reminder of how I settled for ‘good enough’ during my RTW days.
It’s too big in the top, a little snug in the abs and the double bottom ruffle is just not flattering.
If I stood with perfect posture and sucked it in, the dress looked fine, but one wrong move led to –
To no surprise, I had barely worn this cute and well-made dress. Did it really take me 4 years of sewing to understand why?
I knew the dress could look much better and began by opening the shoulders from which I removed two inches.
Suddenly, the waist was comfortable, the abs were not tight, and the entire proportions of the dress had changed. But that ruffle……………
As much as I love ruffles I knew this one had to go.. or did it? The double ruffle was stitched separately and the large one came off first. Aha!
Moral of this story: Never sacrifice Fit for Fashion!
Best wishes for a great weekend 😉
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