I've had a few failed or stalled projects lately, what with the Burda dress's miniscule sleevelings, the 2-t shirt refashion that will now probably end up a small cushion, and the sweater dress that I haven't started because I realised that chunky knits make me look like a big marshmallow.
Then I realised that all these weeks I've been sewing my clothes too small, because I've been using the little screw on my sewing machine's throat plate as a seam guide; all this time I thought it marked 1.5 cm seam allowance, but it's actually 2 cm.
But I'm far too obsessive a person to let stuff like that stop me. I'm a human typhoon, wreaking havoc on my own wardrobe and devastating perfectly good fabrics in my path...right up until I lose run out of air and move onto to another hobby.
So - my newest in a middlingly long line of start-ups will be a shirt dress made from one of the boy's discarded stripy dress shirts. Clevergirl did a nice job of hers, though that collar wouldn't suit me. Riot-siren's is pretty blimmen' fantastic, though maybe a bit too out-there for a woman of my years.
I normally have a hate-hate relationship with button-down shirts; I just hope I can design and construct a shirt dress that's nice enough that I wouldn't rather go naked.