Saturday, June 26, 2010

Uncle!

Since a picture is worth a thousand words...


NEXT!

20 comments:

  1. On the other hand, I like this fabric much better.

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  2. Awww, too bad .. . but I agree that it's time to move on to the next project!

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  3. Sorry, C. I had a total wadder a few weeks ago, a blue knit sundress I had planned out for days, and it was a total bust. I had even made the pattern once before, in a cotton print and I loved it! Go figure. Some things are not meant to be. Indeed....NEXT!

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  4. I believe that it is time to move on. Ditto to the BUMMER!

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  5. Well I guess at least you know now for sure that this pattern really isn't for you, so it isn't time totally wasted. Looking forward to what's NEXT.

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  6. Into every sewers life sometimes a wadder will come. Too bad after all the work you put into it.

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  7. Bummer, indeed! Thanks for showing that even a sewing idol can end up in wadderville. If it can happen to you, I don't feel so inept about my own.

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  8. I can't see what's wrong???? What is it? Looks fine from what I can see? Is it the wrap portion?

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  9. Hi, Carolyn... Is this the dress where you added 2 inches to the center front? If so, the problem could be where you added your inches. Next time, you might want to try adding 1/2" to the side of each pattern piece. When I want to increase the width of a pattern, I take the number of vertical planes (in the case of your dress, it's four: 2 side seams X 2 - for front and back pattern piece - = 4), and divide the total width increase by that number (so 2" / 4 = .5"). You never add width in the center front or the center back (unless you're increasing by more than 10") because then you're changing the lines of the garment. I learned all about grading patterns up from the book "Sewing for Plus Sizes" by Barbara Deckert. It's a great book and I've used the methods in it to successfully size up patterns up to 4 sizes. But, I hate to tell you, that I DO make muslins - sometimes a couple of them for each garment. It's worth it though because once you get the fit right, you can make the garment a few more times and have some really nice pieces. Anyway, I encourage you to keep trying with that dress. It's really beautiful, and you can do it!!!

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  10. Sorry it did not work out but I can understand when enough is enough!!!!

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  11. OOOHHHH.... Sorry...

    But it makes me feel better to know that a seasoned sewist has these moments

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  12. Ditto what everyone else said.

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  13. Wellll, not your best fit! But some people would take it in RTW! I agree though, wadder. Or at least see what else you can do with the fabric. Shell top? K

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  14. Hope the next one works out much better.

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  15. Too bad.

    Since I'm not an English speaker I am wondering why you wrote "Uncle"? I remember vaguely having seen something about "crying Uncle" somewhere. It obviously means something is not right, but where does the term come from?

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  16. Total bummer. On to the next one indeed!

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