Unlike Daniel Franco


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.

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    1. Brooke says:

      Wow! You are such an inspiration to all mother’s. I barely have time to sew anymore and I don’t have any adorable children to watch. I really like the way Penelope’s kimono turned out. What kind of fabric is the pink? Did you line it?

    2. maegan says:

      would it work if you added some more smock lines going up (so it doesn’t sit so low)? Oh and in contemplating the version of that shirt I’ve been planning on trying, I was thinking raglan sleeves (since I too was worried about the boxiness) that possibly pucker/smock on the ends…That lace is beautiful btw.

    3. alexis rasmussen says:

      Hey melis.

      You are wonderful!! I love Penelope’s dress. She is sooo cute.
      Good job on attempting your shirt. I caught the vision and see the potential. The shirt looks super cute, but I will take your word for it. Peace out. I hope that all is well with you guys.
      Alexis and Olivia

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