Oh my dear.....
On the other hand, I like this fabric much better.
Awww, too bad .. . but I agree that it's time to move on to the next project!
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!
I believe that it is time to move on. Ditto to the BUMMER!
Shoot. Double darn!
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.
Into every sewers life sometimes a wadder will come. Too bad after all the work you put into it.
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.
I can't see what's wrong???? What is it? Looks fine from what I can see? Is it the wrap portion?
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!!!
Sorry it did not work out but I can understand when enough is enough!!!!
OOOHHHH.... Sorry...But it makes me feel better to know that a seasoned sewist has these moments
Ditto what everyone else said.
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
Hope the next one works out much better.
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?
Total bummer. On to the next one indeed!
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