It can be very tempting as a sewing blogger to only share the successful garments that fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. Today I am sharing a less successful make, not because anything went wrong in the construction, but because it doesn’t really fit my personal style.
This is a Megan Nielson pattern called Rie. Perhaps I should have caught on, when reading in the pattern description that “Pattern features fitted yoke with gathers from above the bust and can be worn as maternity wear” but I ploughed on regardless.
In the pattern drawings there are both maternity and non-maternity drawings but this pattern makes me look like I am pregnant, even though I’m not, and my bust looks totally out of proportion with the rest of me. It is very comfortable, just not me!
The fabric is lovely though- a great t-shirt weight jersey from Girl Charlee which I bought at the Handmade Fair last year. They don’t have it in this heather-grey colourway any more, but there are some other lovely options, such as these here.
I have tried styling this top with a belt, and I think it is a little better, but I’m still not sure about it. It may be that I just need to concede defeat and either remake it into something else (I’m thinking another So Zo Vest) or take it to the charity shop for someone else to enjoy.