I fell in love with a pretty blouse pattern in a recent Burda magazine (4/2013 #119), found a lovely fabric for it:
measured, traced, reinforced, sewed, finished ... you know, the whole shpiel.
Just to find out that I grossly misjudged my shape and my coloring and the result is both ill-fitting and blah. Material is rayon, so it won't even take dye it very well.
Lesson learned? Maybe none. I still like the fabric and would like to reuse it, but maybe best in combination with some dark fabrics.
Or would you have any other creative ideas?
On another note, you may have noticed that I now have an Etsy storefront. Go visit it if you are in search of vintage sewing materials, fabrics by the yard or cut pieces, ribbons and notions, wool yarn and other undefined goodies. Mostly vintage Austrian, the way I like to mix things, sweet Alpine, classic and retro at the same time.