Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The 70's Church Choir Robe?

When I was at the thrift store a couple weeks ago, I picked up this cute 70's shirt pattern. I especially liked view D.
And so with some stashed fabric that was labeled "what do I do with this?" I thought I'd use it as a tester to see if I'd like the pattern or not.

::cough:: I think they must have used a choir robe pattern as a base for this. Talk about shapeless. I didn't even bother sewing up the underside of the sleeves and bodice sides.
Well, I tried, and it's going in the trash can right beside my sewing machine. =) I think I'll go don a vintage apron and make banana bread.


mamajuliana said...

I had a closet full of those types of blouses back in the mid 70's!!!
Your attempt was beautiful...I just look at patterns and dream.

Anonymous said...

Hey...add a long flowing skirt bottom to it and presto you have a lovely summery nightie :-)

Then at least if you have the urge to sing while wearing it you may envision yourself in The Sound of Music *giggle*.

But seriously, it would make a beautiful ladies nightie.


YayaOrchid said...

Sheri, you may not have thought of this, but some pleasantly 'plump' women might be ablet to wear something like that to hide those unsightly 'tires'. You should put it up for sale on your Etsy page. It looks like you put plenty of effort into it already, might as well see if it fits someone.

RetroGirl said...

There's plenty of material in there to use for another project if you are just going to scrap the whole thing. :-)

Sarah Jane said...

Oh, you should finish it and list it on etsy! Having recently been hugely pregnant, this type of blouse would have been a wonderful style for me to wear. I'm sure there is someone out there who could wear and love this. I personally think it's very cute!

Ruth Ann said...

aww, that's disappointing when a project doesn't turn out the way you envisioned. I hate that.

But, with these other comments, it sounds like it could be a hopeful: like you could finish it up and try selling it. What is there to lose? You've already put your time into it, and it probably wouldn't take long to finish up. And somebody might just absolutely adore it, and it could be their favorite piece of clothing!!

Would love to see what you decide!

Cheri said...

Well, you've all convinced me. I'm going to pull it out and see what I can do with it. Either finish it somehow or use the fabrics for scraps (which might be interesting, as the cuts are on a bias).

The Milkmaid said...

Looks like a 3rd trimester maternity shirt to me! ;-)

Katie in WA

Cheri said...

LOL, Katie! I was telling Erin, "I don't want to look like I'm 6 months pregnant!" and she said that I may want to save it just in case I ever am pregnant. =)

Anonymous said...

Yes, it could be a maternity shirt :) Pretty ones with lace are hard to find. Might as well try listing it right?