As were in Me Made May Its impossible to look through your me-mades and not think... I have nowhere to wear these clothes.
My last gripe was having nothing to wear together (See Orphans post.) But I also am jumping on board with Tasia about sewing too much Frosting = (British read icing) not enough cake!
(I hope you enjoyed the top picture as much as I did HAH!)
I am guilty of this, as is pretty much every sewist I think!
Personally when it comes to real baking i'm"all about the cake!"
(loving the Ace of cakes reference?)
I like "cake" items and tops like the Renfrew and other items like my Liberty wrap dress get worn all the time. I'm a colour block girl (in case you hadn't noticed all that brightness burning your eyes,) I can't live without some kind of bright pop of colour. But just because its plain cake doesn't mean it can't have some jam in the middle!
I think that everyones idea of a cake item is different as we all have different styles. For example. Most people would call a plain little black dress a cake item. I own one and its called my funeral dress... Guess what occasions that comes out? My icing isn't necessarily posh items that are too dressy, often its having too much pattern and not enough plain items to balance it.
Cake items for me are good (mostly) plain colour basics like trousers, skirts and tops with nice details. a plain jersey top would be fine but add sleeve bands or a bit of fabric manipulation and its something awesome!
Just take some of the Hot Patterns, New Look and Kwik Sew examples:
Two Jersey styles with lots of possibilities! Plus most of the detailing looks better when you have a plain fabric.
These kind of items that can be made in lots of different ways are what I call the Victoria Sponge of Cake Clothing,
Also good basics have to be made from good fabric for me. I currently have a lot of viscose t-shirt jersey and its just too thin for me! Give me a doubleknit with some staying power and i'd be much happier.
So in my attempt to be sewing more cake in the near future, I am not going to be spending money on cheap quality fabric, (interwebz counts as calculated risk.) plus i'm going to attempt to sew items I know I get more wear out of.
I.e. wrap dresses, jersey tops, functional (over fun) skirts, hopefully some trousers, cardigans etc.
How do you see Cake V Icing?