I was going through something of a stripes obsession, and wanted to create something with a chevron effect. I had found this fabric and thought it would be cute.
My gosh, was I ever wrong!
I tried putting darts in the front hoping that would help.
It really didn't. I don't like that colour at all.
Bummed out by the overall effect, I went online for distraction. A long time friend of mine (Dave) was online and we caught up on Skype.
I showed him my disastrous garment and moaned about how I didn't go to all this trouble to make new kinds of frumpy (or something along those lines) and he cheerfully replied 'Oh Well. You can't win them all!'.
I don't think he fully appreciated my efforts, or my angst.
I put the pattern away and sort of huffed about it. I've kept my eyes open for a decent striped fabric since then.
Well a few weeks ago, I found one. ON SALE no less. Which had not only my eye colour, but my hair colour worked into the pallet. I was so all over it.
I made my pattern up in the new fabric.