It's September 21st and officially the last day of summer here in the northern hemisphere,
and I'm sharing my last summer dress of 2013!
...the one that I didn't wear all summer.
Don't you hate when that happens?
By the time I had it stitched together, I learned rather quickly that faux suede isn't breathable...
I actually worked up a sweat just posing for these photos in the apartment...
I really had my heart set on a short leather minidress with a flouncy skirt, and it was all going rather well at first. I managed to draft a pattern that worked with the mere metre of this faux suede I had in my stash
(which I think cost about $2.99 at Fabricland)...
...but a light coloured minidress in a heavy fabric is possibly the most impractical item I've ever sewed.
(maybe even more than the Mary Poppins costume I wore that one time in my figure skating years)
- too hot / unbreathable for summer...
- ....in a springy green shade that doesn't work with tights for winter
Maybe next year I will wait for a rainy day and wear it will wellington boots.
I'd love to know - do you have a most unwearable project? Have you made something that fits, but that you physically can't wear?