I was sorting through my bins of fabric, which also contain some clothing items and I came across some pieces which really do make me scratch my head and ask myself 'what was I thinking?' I have some dresses that are too small. I need to buy bigger for my bust and then have them altered but even then the waistline of a dress is usually in the wrong spot since I am taller than average. Sometimes I buy them thinking I will take them apart and just make a skirt from them. I have done this exactly ZERO times. But there is still one I am determined to work on.
I also have an attraction to salwar kameezes due to the fabric and embroidery on them. They are never in my size though. I honestly don't know if they are silk or a high quality polyester type fabric but I suspect silk. There is a slight roughness to the fabric like a raw silk. So I find myself with a dress that won't fit and a salwar kameez that won't go on over my bust but could hold two of me in the pants. I am tempted to take the pants to a tailor and see if they can be reworked into harem pants that fit me but we know I will never actually do that, don't we?
Free to a Good Home: Shawna's 'What Was I Thinking?' Purchases
They are all a bit wrinkled, having been folded up and stored in a plastic bin for awhile. I would have modeled them for you but, really, you don't want to see that! If you think you would wear any of these or would like them for the fabric just let me know and I suppose I will go with first come first serve. If nobody wants them they will go back to the thrift shop.
The top of this outfit makes a lovely dress. It is labelled by the thrift shop as size Medium, and is custom made so there isn't a label. It fits me relatively well only is too tight across the bust and I wear a US size 12 dress most of the time sometimes having to size up for better fit in the top. If you want the pants I will send those too.
I also have a really cute, homemade vintage look summer shift dress which is too small in the top for me but seems otherwise to be a US size 12. I also find it a bit high/tight under my arms. It is nicely sewn but unfinished with some of the seams still in very neat basted stitches. It's unlined but a nice quality cotton and goes quite nicely with my decor.
This one has slits up the side that are quite high and is obviously meant to be worn with pants as well but they didn't come with it. It fits me generously but looks a bit weird and is not my colour. I bought it for the fabric but honestly I won't get around to doing anything with it. I'd say it is a size 14/16 US. It's a patterned sheer overlay on top of a solid fabric. Cat not included.