When you sew a lot it’s bound to happen that you make something you don’t love as much as you thought you would. As much as I hate to say it, that’s really the story of this post. Don’t get me wrong, I like this blouse and these shorts and I wear them all the time, but I don’t love them, they’re not my favourite and they don’t make me as excited as other garments in my wardrobe. They’re just… fine.
It’s ok, we’ll get through it.
The problem with the shorts is really a combo of three reasons (me? overanalyse you say?). First, I made them from a tan colour tencel that I bought at a Morrison fabric clearance. It feels beautiful in the hand, and I fully expected to adore these shorts, but the problem with tencel is that it’s a bit clinky and light and a lot of the time it feels like these shorts aren’t sitting just *quite* as well as my other pairs. The second reason is that I made a poor sizing choice. I measure a size S in the waist and a size M in the hip for the Flint pants and shorts, and as a result i always blend from a S waist to a M in the hips. This time i guess i forgot, or I don’t know what happened, but I cut a straight size S. It’s not a nightmare, there is still enough ease that they are wearable, but i just feel like i want them to be a tad looser. Does that make sense? And thirdly, I think i just don’t like the colour tan. I’m sorry, I know it’s a neutral, but we’re just not making friends and I think i need to accept it. I’m just going to keep all my adoration for grey :)
The blouse is a Banksia blouse that we made during testing. It made it’s way into my wardrobe one day when i had run out of clean shirts. Am I always this amazing at not getting laundry done? Why yes, yes i am :) I wear it a lot actually, because well it’s a shirt and I need to put clothing on my body, but I guess i’m just not loving the print for this blouse? I’ve used this fabric before in a pair of Tania culottes and I really liked it there.
And because i’m really stupid I decided to put them both together in this post, because when you have two garments you aren’t particularly in love with it’s super important to wear them together and create an outfit that you definitely don’t really like. It just makes sense!
So my friends there you have it, two totally fine garments that I wear all the time, but I’m just not jumping for joy about.
Have you made anything lately that you just feel a bit meh and luke warm about? The good news is that you’ve got good company!