Old sewing patterns can be easily used to sew current trends. After all, fashion comes and goes. I felt in love with the cold shoulders option of this 70’s Style pattern. However I am sad to say this is was one of my least successful projects on the year. The fabric choice was poor. The gingham fabric quality was terrible. One thing about fabric is that quality reflects quality. Bad fabrics not only make the final garment look cheap but sews really badly. There wasn’t enough good pressing that save it.
The pattern fitted without alterations or closures. Going over my head and all I have to do is belted in place. I really haven’t worn it since I made it. I still love my choice of print combination. The floral and gingham look great together. Even tho the fit isn’t perfect the shoulder detail is really pretty. It was worth sewing this project to check if the style would suit me.
This project reminded me that not every garment will be successful. What is important is that not let it shake your confidence in your own skills. Sewing is a long journey full of valleys and mountains. Fabric & Fit are key to success but sewing the basics well is as important. Skipping instincts like fabric quality for a quick sew isn’t a quick win. Now, back to the sewing room with enthusiasm, girl!