Tuesday, February 16, 2010

La robe de la petite maison du prairie or The Little House on the Prairie dress aka EPIC FAIL

This is my pattern. It is a 14, which is a little big for me. I liked the scalloped waist.
Now, due to the ridiculously busy, medium-size floral print I used, that detailing is nearly invisible. Can you even see the 20 pleats? no! Now I understand why people say quilter's cotton = looks homemade. I have learned my lesson.

Between the print, the high neck, and the long sleeves, I look like I jumped off a covered wagon in 1855. Boo! (I am pinching in about 2 inches in the back in this picture)
Faux happiness
Sad and frumpy? Oui!

If I ever wear it, I will make it into short sleeves and wear a sweater over it to break up the print. Not this stretched out sweater, but you get the idea.

Pattern: cute, but would need to be scaled down a few inches if I ever make it again.

Fabric: -15 out of 100

Little House on the Prairie role in my future? Possibly, I can bring my own costume!

6 comments:

  1. I don't know "Half Pint" I think it is really cute!

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  2. thanks guys! I think I might wear it to school once, see if I get viciously mocked by the 6th (and especially 7th) graders, and then maybe sell it on etsy. Someone out there may love it!

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  3. One of my cousins had that dress in brown plaid, as I recall. I had a red plaid one that was quite similar - just the little girl version. Mom sewed the narrow skirt version is solid brown.It was a kick to see that pattern envelope!
    I agree that using quilting cottons for dressmaking is to be avoided, if possible. Trouble is, it can be difficult to find alternatives.

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  4. I learned the hard way that homespun plais can have a similar effect. You could always remove the skirt, fix the size of the bodice and then re-do the skirt in a solid green. I think that would look quite chic.

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