I know that, despite having a craft room of my own, there's been a distinct lack of craft postings of late. That's not for lack of trying. I made a dress recently. It was Vogue 8468 and it was terrible. The fit was bad, the fabric was wrong for the dress, and the style was really unflattering.
I made a resolution a while back to make muslins of homemade clothes, but I was so excited by the pattern, and I loved the fabric so much that I went right in there, simply because I wanted the dress. It could have been another epic waste of time/money, until I decided to repurpose. Enter another yolk dress pattern, for a smaller person:
I cut the front from my own dress, and the back from the rest of the fabric I had left over. I love how it came out. It's the dress I wanted, which I'm sure will be much more flattering on its recipient.
I had these sweet buttons in my collection, from that job I did a while back. I matched the stripes on the front, but connected them in a different way on the back.
And yet again I find myself promising to do practice runs in muslin, come the next garment. There is a list of next garments, and lots of work to be done.