To be fair, there haven’t been that many items I made this year that haven’t made the grade, for whatever reason. So this might be a short list! Of course, if the project was that bad a miss, there won’t be photos, or many, and maybe not even a blog post…
The first project that springs to mind is the black and white gingham top made back in January. I have not worn that top. At all. In fact, I cut it up and turned it into a cute little dress for a 3 year old. It was a case of wrong fabric, wrong pattern and wrong adjustment.
Second is another top, and another case of wrong fabric for the pattern. I’d thought the Kabuki Tee from Paper Theory would look good in viscose. I was wrong. And the pattern wasn’t for me, I had liked the colour and thought I could get away with the pattern because of the colour, but it felt all wrong to wear. It felt like it was wearing me, rather than the other way around. It’s another project that’s been cut up to make something for a cute little girl.
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#MeMadeMay2019 Day 9, headless today! First proper day back home and I'm trying to tame the jungle that grew while I was on holiday. My dahlias went a little nuts! Wearing #KabukiTee in viscose and #BurdaStyle trousers. I'm thinking I won't make the Kabuki in viscose again, it's just too wide for such a flowing fabric. I like it better in something with more structure and body. But this will be good for summer. . . #isew #PaperTheory #HandmadeWardrobe #Sewcialist #diyFashion #GoodToBeHome #Maker
That’s the only photo I have of me wearing the top. And that’s only because all my other clothes were in the wash after coming home from 3 weeks away!
And the only other fail I can think of is the pair of Ash Jeans I made at the end of November, in the wrong size! But are they really a fail? They made up really well and looked good, and I managed to sell them to someone who (hopefully) was the right size. So I’ve bought replacement denim and plan to make another pair as soon as.
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I finally chose a new pattern to make jeans! After researching what's available, I decided on the #MNash jeans from @megannielsenpatterns. I've made many, many notes on the instructions, but overall they're good. The toiling stage went well and I'm almost ready to do a last fitting on these, just to double check.
It was at this try-on stage that I realised things weren’t going as well as I thought.
Honestly, they’re the only projects I can think of that fit the fail bill, I seem to have had good luck this year!! How about you? Has it been a plus or a minus year for your projects? I do enjoy looking back over the year at everyone’s projects, and seeing how you all feel about the projects you’ve put your time and effort into.