Will someone please remind me that I am a rubbish dressmaker? I lay before you the evidence (well, the remaining evidence that I haven't disposed of under cover of darkness):
The gauzey, wear-with-everything, it's-going-to-be-the-best-top-I've-ever-owned top.
Verdict: Never worn. Looks great on the hanger, but the fabric was itchy, the neck was too wide, and the cap sleeves were voluminous. Attempted remedial work, but banished to the scrap bin as a lost cause.
The shoplifting dress.
Verdict: Really, need I say more??? Wrong fabric, wrong size, unsalvageable.
A stash of fabrics and patterns bought specifically for dressmaking, languishing unused in an underbed storage box.
Verdict: Quit while you're ahead and still solvent.
So why is it that I am yearning to make a Beignet Skirt (Colette patterns)? I've been haunting the flickr pool for Colette patterns and have found some lovely examples there. I've even chosen my fabric - this organic crossweave cotton from Raystitch (there isn't a colour I don't like).
I just need to remind myself that the finished skirt, knowing me, will be unwearable. So if you see me hovering over that 'add to cart' button, please save me from myself.