This post is less about a finished garment, and more a request for intervention.
I’m not really sure what to do with this. I made Vogue 8784 into a long-sleeved maxi, hoping for some casual glam, and somehow I ended up here. The dress, while comfortable (except for the too-narrow sleeves that are totally my fault), lies somewhere between “overwrought, try-hard resort wear” and “religious temple garb” (the former being my opinion, and the latter my spouse’s).
Here’s the original pattern, for reference:
And here’s what I was going for:
I mean, it could work as resort wear. But I have approximately zero trips of that kind on the calendar. I need to make this wearable for my everyday/weekend life. I think the fabric was the wrong choice for this look, but that ship has sailed.
I could cut this off and make into a short dress, a midi dress, or anything in between.
I could shorten the sleeves or hack them off entirely and keep the maxi length.
As is, I think something’s got to change. I wore this dress once, for wine tasting and fabric shopping, and I’m just not comfortable in it.