To follow up on my Top 5 of 2013, here are some projects I'm not so happy with, in no particular order.
Earlier this year I made my first pair of trousers, using a Simplicity Amazing Fit pattern, 2562.
The main aim was to make a pair of trousers that fit me - and they do, despite the wrinkling in the above photo. The problem is the style is NOT flattering to me at all. The wide legs, combined with thickish fabric make me look shorter and dumpier than I am. I would never BUY a pair of trousers in this style, so why did I think making them would be a good idea.
Consequently they haven't been worn for months, and are unlikely to be worn again.
My lovely red Vogue 1194 dress is also a fail, because I haven't worn it.
It fits well and is comfortable, but it never seems the right garment for any occasion. It's too red and I always feel I stand out too much when I put it on - that is without even leaving the house. I love red and have worn it on and off for years, but realise that I only ever wear it in separates, never top to bottom.
Another dress fail comes in the form of Simplicity 1652.
Look at that gorgeous cut out back.
Well, in reality the back stretches when I wear it, so the bottom section of the cut out ends up standing away from my body in a very unflattering manner. The fabric is a linen blend, which was probably not the best choice - I should have used something more stable. It's also too "look at me" with that bold black and white print. I think I've only worn it once and felt quite self conscious in it the whole day.
These three garments are the only ones I could think of that I would class as failures, which I'm pretty pleased about. It could have been a lot worse! They are all pretty well made, and nicely finished, the "failure" part comes from the fact that I made poor choices with either pattern or fabric. Definitely something to consider when I'm picking patterns and fabric in the future.