I caved. I didn't cave so far as to do Gillian's Top 5, which is brilliant, and only goes to further show what a motivating and inspiring teacher she must be for her lucky kiddos. I did try to do that round up, but well. I got as far as "hits" and threw my hands up in the air, because I AM TOO AMAZING TO PICK A MERE FIVE HITS.
THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT. #WHATCHUGONDOABOUTIT.
I used Aviary to create a wee collage of 2014, and went black n' white on the Misses & Reworks.
First row: Devoid of color on screen and IRL, those two are in the basket for full on renovation. The first is already reborn into my quilted princely party dress, the second needs hacking on the sleeves and neckline. (You can see both at MSN...they never made it to these parts, which is telling.)
Second row: My BHL Flora dress needs a high lo hem, that length plus that drape is dowdsville on me!
Third row: A victim of rushing to meet a deadline, my ill fitted boucle BHL Charlotte skirt is a rework. Not a full on miss, because the Charlotte pattern is a TNT for me so if I don't fix it, it means it's my fault. AND I DO NOT CURRY TO TAKING THE BLAME. Further in, my "sew sexy" was about as opposite of "sexy" as you can get. Reduced to girls-only loungewear.
Fourth row: Hey waistband! My Gabriola skirt was a dream until I wore it out to a meal. I'm not a fan of where it sits, and I think I'll change it to a petersham treatment that Dev and I discussed over pizza. Mmmmmm. Pizza. Pizza always trumps fashion.
Top row: Two perps taken in for indecent exposure. My draped maxi dress is sheer as the day is long. Something I didn't realize until a bolt of rebel sunshine found its way through the city skyscrapers and I was informed that my underwear was a major motion picture. I don't want to deal with lining her, but I'll have to find the will in order to wear. In my Nettie, the denim-look jersey shines like the skin of a jellyfish in the right light, especially on the curvy parts. A shame, because I wear that floral version of BHL's Charlotte skirt CONSTANTLY, like, I have to hold myself back, and she was a perfect partner.
Second row: SBCC maiden voyage, sunk by shitty material! This cotton voile feels like paper and only gets worse after washing. Sea worthy, she is not.
Third row: YEAH YEAH YEAH I know you like that Bronte Top, but even that shade of red cannot save it from my aversion to solid colors! She's excellent audition wear, but when something is tagged Audition Wear, it usually means Everyday Wear, which usually means Back Of The Closet. Because I live in Opposite World. A world where the Zac Posen circle skirt and brocade crop top are Everyday wear. They're grayed out for refashioning, and have become, happily: my New Year's Eve dress, and sadly: a saftey pinned shenanigan. Last in that row is another fabric fail: the floral vintage Simplicity explosion under my wooly houndstooth cape. The fabric has no recovery, the surface feels painted. I may hack her into a two piece setacular.
(Oh, and that last shot is the last make of 2014, Lord help me I succumbed to quilting cotton AND I LIKED IT. Soon to appear in these parts! You can always hop over to my closet and have a peek at any of these, complete with links to my original ramblings.)
A very Happy New Year to you, with my fondest wish: may your 2015 closet be everything you want it to be!