Friday, March 21, 2014

Update: Bow Shirt Without a Bow

I asked, you answered: I was having doubts about my Ralph Pink bow shirt that I made for the Minerva Blogging Network and (most of) you guys confirmed something was wrong in the proportions.
Negative criticism is hardly ever pleasant, but your comments were all very polite and reassuring, as always. Siobhan's comment, telling me the bow looked like Ariel's shell bra, definitely takes the crown; I literally laughed my ass off at the screen. Anyway, thank you all for your honest opinions!

As you might have spied on Instagram, I removed the bow, and as I suspected, the shirt is now a bit anonymous, but much more wearable. It still has both construction and fit issues (not to mention it needed a good ironing before photos), but it's ok.

Now, time for a new project! I just hope it's gonna be a more successful one...


Ho chiesto la vostra opinione, e voi mi avete risposto: avevo dei seri dubbi sulla camicia con fiocco di Ralph Pink che ho fatto per il Minerva Blogger Network, e voi mi avete confermato che c'era qualcosa che non andata nelle proporzioni.
Le critiche negative non sono mai troppo piacevoli, ma i vostri commenti sono stati pacati ed educati come sempre. Il commento di Siobhan ha vinto senza dubbio, dicendomi che il fiocco sembrava il reggiseno di conchiglie della Sirenetta; mi ha fatto ridere tantissimo! Comunque, grazie davvero per la vostra onestà.

Come forse avete intravisto su Instagram, ho rimosso il fiocco, e come sospettavo, la camicetta adesso è un po' anonima, ma quantomeno portabile. Ha ancora difetti di costruzione e vestibilità (per non parlare del fatto che avrebbe avuto bisogno di una stirata prima delle foto), ma va bene così.

E adesso, è il momento di un nuovo progetto... Speriamo di avere un po' più di fortuna! 

20 comments:

  1. I'm glad I made you laugh - I was worried I was a bit too harsh! It looks much better now. The contrast buttonband and collar add a bit of interest without being over the top, and those kind of floaty button-up shirts really suit you.

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  2. I think it looks really lovely now! Much better without the bow. That chiffon is gorgeous!

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  3. It looks way better now :) Kind of curious for your new project. What will it be?

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  4. EH! that was like magic! i honestly like it both ways, but it's nice that the black now frames your lovely face :)

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  5. Definitely much better!
    I really like the main fabric, which was a little hidden under the huge bow.
    The contrast button band and collar add enough interest for my (admittedly rather minimalist) taste!

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  6. I don't think this should be deemed an unsuccessful project. In a creative process you have to rethink things along the way sometimes. And you now have a lovely shirt to wear and wear! It's a great staple, you could wear it with some "statement" coloured skirts or trousers? Well done I say. It looks great.

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  7. Perfect Anna! It's not anonymous but very feminine. I would make it too if there was any fabric left;)

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  8. It looks lovely, you did good!

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  9. Ha! Siobhan's comment takes win. And this is a beautiful shirt you've ended up with.

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  10. I really like it on you! I bet you'll wear this more than you think! It's super wearable.

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  11. Very pretty! I still feel like it's pretty distinctive! The white fabric is really lovely.

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  12. So sososososo much better! I like the fabric you used and the contrast makes it interesting. How about a little pocket? Or maybe a shape to the sleeve? Or really, just leave it be, I like it!

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  13. Ahh yes definitely better without the boob bow! lol

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  14. Much better! It looks lovely on you now.

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  15. much better! it just wasn't quite right before but i think you';ll get much more wear out of it now!

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  16. there are some very nice patterns is this issue, I might actually go and buy it ;) thanks for the review Anna!

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  17. Hi Anna, I agree this issue is pretty exciting! The bib yoke dress is amazing and I love the wrap front blouse in the minimalist section. I also love the jumpsuit! Swoon all round!

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  18. I love this top and the dress is amazing!

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  19. I think this is a lot better than the Fall 2014 magazine issue.

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