Into every sewing life some misses must come...and here are my five most disastrous pieces of the year! Well, perhaps not that dramatic, but they are the five pieces that I feel were least successful of anything I've made over 2019.
First on my Miss List is this houndstooth skirt. While I love it in theory -- the shape, the print -- in practice I cursed the static every time I wore it, and could not figure out a way to reduce it. Darn polyester! So I think I will pass it on to someone who won't mind so much. If I can find someone like that!
I like this pattern but haven't worn this one too much -- I'm pretty sure it's because the sleeve is uncomfortably tight. My goal is to remove the lower sleeve and replace it with a larger one, and then see how I like it! Fortunately I have quite a bit of this fabric leftover.
Although another Sorbetto made it to my tops list, I haven't worn this version at all. I think it's fabric choice here -- it doesn't fit right, and the neckline is a little stretched out too. I have a friend who might like it so I think it will be leaving my closet soon.
McCalls 6510, unblogged
My final Miss was so bad I didn't even blog it. I took a photo as evidence and then I gave the pattern away too. LOL! This style is NOT suited for me. Lesson learned!
I enjoyed this post. It made me laugh that when we don't like something, we think of someone else who might want it. LOL I do that also.ReplyDelete
I guess we don't want all our work to go to waste ;) Luckily when I make things that end up too small I have a friend who loves my hand-me-overs (not downs as I haven't even worn them!)Delete
It’s always the worst when it’s an otherwise fine garment but it just doesn’t work for you.ReplyDelete
Hopefully swapping the sleeves on that tee makes it wearable, it’s really cute!
It can be really disappointing! I am definitely going to try to redo the sleeves because I really like the fabric -- it's a nice sturdy, cozy jersey.Delete
I haven't done any summary reviews of my sewing this year...not sure if I can even be bothered tbh but enjoying everyone else's!ReplyDelete
For the static problem, have you tried rinsing in white vinegar solution? I've had this method fix a few 'lost causes'
I've never heard of that static fix -- just the safety pin in the seam one, which sort of works, or the lotion on the tights one, which works for a while.... I'm definitely trying it because the main flaw of that skirt is just the static!Delete