I know when to admit defeat. I thought I was making a pretty hot shirt, but it ended up looking like a tranny mess. Here’s what went wrong:
- The lace and the cotton combined were too stiff
- The waist is too low for my torso
- The shoulders are too boxy
- The neckline is borderline matronly
It’s a shame that it didn’t work out the way I envisioned. Lesson learned. I’m desperately hoping that this would look better on someone with a longer torso, and if I puckered the sleeves a little. Anyone willing to try it out?
Although my lace shirt may not have worked out as I hoped, the kimono that I made for Penelope a while ago fits her now and looks cute on! She looked just so adorable at church on Sunday. Now that I look back at that, I realize, it was not an easy project! The silk herringbone was really hard to work with, because it kept unraveling and I sewed a few seams wrong at the beginning, so I had to carefully unpick them.