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Friday, October 27, 2017

You win some. You lose some.

I would like to say that all the things I make are a "success" but that would be a BIG FAT LIE. Case in point is the latest dress I made.

Vogue 9253 dress I made worn with Vans sneakers

This is from a Vogue pattern that is supposed to look like this.

Right away, I knew this dress was not really my style because of that deep V neck, but I saw so many ladies who made this dress and they all looked great! I thought I can adjust the neckline easily enough to make it wearable. Alas, I think the neckline is still too deep.

I find it also makes me appear shorter than I am, and look... the plaid pattern is totally not aligned at the back. Eeeeek!
In progress:

To be honest, I'll still wear this because I think it would look ok under a jacket of some sort and I do like the plaid itself. I wouldn't consider this a fave for sure though.


  1. I bet you'll find some super cute way to layer it up in the wintertime

  2. It's crazy to think you don't view this as a success. It looks SO GOOD on you! Super dramatic and elegant. I personally love how it turned out.

  3. kind of looks like a bathrobe

  4. I'm sure you'll find some way to make it work Emmy :) I think the style looks just a little too voluminous for your petite frame chingu and it may have worked better if you went with a slinkier fabric that is less structured. What do I know? Just an opinion ;p

  5. It's much better than any dress I'd make! I think you could easily wear a singlet underneath too to give that extra coverage! It's a stunning dress too, even if it's not one of your favourites you did a wonderful job with it! :)

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend! We got outside to enjoy the sun a little today which was nice, after a tough day yesterday with an unwell toddler!

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  6. It's a cute dress, but I see what you mean. I'm currently making a plaid dress, and matching the pattern is such a pain. I'm still working on it...

  7. I still think it's cute.. even with it's imperfections.
    You can always wear something underneath to help with the neckline.

  8. Maybe it should have been longer? I don't know. Dresses are weird for me too because I'm also on the short side. But I think it's still better than anything I could have made -- and you put pockets in it so that's a win!

  9. Emmy, you are too cute! I think if you cut the bottom and sleeve shorter, you just may have something!

  10. Great work my dear = lovely dress

  11. I really like it though! Maybe you could layer a top under it and with some boots? x

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  12. It's beautiful! I don't think the neckline is bad, you probably just have to adjust to it because it's a change for you. I agree with Josie above, it would look amazing with boots. Love the hat with it, too. Lots of fun layering options with this one.

  13. But I love it though and I think you really look good in it!

  14. I like your look :-)
    Very beautiful...
    xoxo <3

  15. Excuse me? When you stop looking at the source of inspiration, it becomes a perfect dress on its own :)

  16. I love the dress, the shape is stunning on you (in my opinion). I think I'm not sure about the plaid. That coupled with the sleeves and wrap style kind of reminds me of a dressing gown! :o)

    (God I hope that didn't offend you!)


    1. Not at all, Sonia:) I still haven't worn the dress coz I still feel really meh about it!


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