I've continued to participate in Me-Made-May, but so much of my stuff is repeats that I haven't bothered to blog about it.
I HAVE worn some things I haven't blogged yet so I'm going to try to catch up.
First - the Walk Away Dress.
I think is THE Dress on the blogoshere everyone knows. it's rather infamous I believe and my experience with it left me with no question as to why.
First, let me say that part of the issue with this dress was because I really, really, really wanted it to match the main dress shown on the pattern envelope - AND I was working on this dress under a time constraint, trying to get it finished for Viva. So, when I went to find the material the only stuff I could find in blue check was this horrible polyester. I bought it anyway. The fabric, was not forgiving and had/has a propensity to grow that I have never seen the likes of before. Then there is the 'wrap around' concept of this dress. The lack of any anchoring - plus the slippy nature of my fabric and this thing moves all over the place! I tried to fix some of that. I actually created a 'strap' in the back at about bra level to try to hold the front in place better and added snaps to the sides where the back crosses over the front. Still not perfect.
And, if you look at my picture of it
That being said - it's a fun dress to wear, and makes an excellent sweat pant alternative. I can wear it, not worry about anything getting on it and not look like a complete slob. PLUS I love the buttons I used for the front - they always make me smile.