Sometimes what we make is an utter catastrophe, so Rachel at Sew RED-y has declared it Fail February to pay homage to our failures, learn from them, have a laugh at ourselves, and give ourselves the freedom to move on from these mocking makes. Here’s just a few of my recent Fails. Enjoy.
When I think of Fail, my plum pjs are the first thing that comes to mind every time.
The top is snug under the arms, the sleeves are a tad too short and the bottoms poof in the front. So frumpy, so purple, and oh so warm. These are my warmest pjs, so they are staying in rotation until I make something else.
We also have the Wendy Top.
I struggled with making those corners on the inset. They don’t look sharp at all and it looks just a bit snug across the upper chest. This top was on my sew list for a long time and when I saw my pictures, I knew I should have left it there. This shape is just not me. Going to the giveaway pile.
After seeking some advice, I practiced making corners again with success and went on to make the Zircon Sweater.
Finally my Jasper Sweater Dress. Wrong wrong wrong fabric. This can happen when you buy online. I should have know better then to buy polyester, even with a fancy name like quilted jaquard. There are fine fibers that feel like spider webs across the fabric and pill like crazy. The first day I wore it, it got two snags that I cannot work out. It’s a house dress for now.
This just reinforced that natural fibers are the way to go for me.
Do you have some fails you want to share? Leave me a comment so we can laugh or cry together. Links welcome.