After my realization about sheer knits and my hatred of camisoles and their sometimes obligatory necessity, I started thinking about sewing a couple of woven tops. I run into a couple of problems in thinking about this though.
There’s a couple of lengths of wovens in my stash that I love. L-O-V-E. Like I sometimes go through my stash and dream of what they will be and how long I’ll wear them for as if I were a gardener peeking on my little seedlings or something. But at the stage I’m at, I have a hard time justifying surrendering up some of those fabrics to keep myself cool in this heat. Here they are, and even as I photograph them, I put them in deep stash so they will be safe from my grabbing hands.
The thing about it is that maternity clothes, kind of no matter what end up being one season clothes. Who knows if I’ll be pregnant again at this stage in the summer or in my pregnancy, and it’s up in the air whether or not the stuff I do have will fit come fall given that I will be considerably more pregnant than I have been in the fall before. Giving up any of these dear fabrics seems pointless, and I’d genuinely be sad just to wear any of them for a season.
Buying a couple of RTW woven tops is out of the question too. I despise things falling off my shoulders because the neckline is too wide and readjusting the front because the neckline is too low, and the more I do petite adjustments in the armscye to fit my body, the less tolerant I am of sleeves that are cut with lower armholes. So you see, I’ve become my own worst enemy.
But I will happily sew up this mind-numbingly pedestrian white shirting I have (not pictured because you all know what I’m talking about). If I hate it, I will dye it. As I was taking pictures of the other fabrics, it occurred to me that this rather boring fabric is also kind of sheer. Biscuits. Back to the drawing board.
How about everyone else? Do you have a hard time sewing up fabrics that you truly love or do you put yourself in tricky pickles with your resolve to not buy/dislike for the fit in RTW?