I have mentioned before how seeing other’s sewing fails can be encouraging. It is so easy to portray a perfect life online, so it nice to see people’s life without the editing. I have talked about this before, but I rarely walk the talk. If you been following me, you might have noticed I have been posting less lately. This is partly because my life is busy with going back to school but also because I haven’t been finishing my projects. So this is what I have been working on in the last month.
Sweater Dress Refashion That Is Currently Stuck
It started with a sweater dress refashion. I didn’t have a game plan with this one and just winged it. I like how this is looking, the only problem I have the belt is laying funny. It is hard to stitch pick because of the colouring – I keep missing the stitches and making holes in the fabric. That made me frustrated, so I decided to cut the belt off, but now I will not have enough length without the belt. The belt that I cut off is too small by the time seams allowances will be added, so I am not sure what I am going to do there. This project is currently stuck.
Trench Coat A Work In Progress
I probably would never have started on this project expect I was following along with Fabricista Fashion Challenge and that was one of the challenges. This project is also a refashion; it was originally a giant pair of coveralls. Needless to say, I didn’t finish this project in a week which was the challenge. In fact, it isn’t even looking like a trench, yet now it resembles a blazer. The reason it isn’t finished yet is that it hard, making a coat is on the edges of my skills. I will make this coat it just will take me about a year or so to finish it.
Here I took a break from failing and refashioned a dress to a top. You can check it out here.
FAILED Velour Bomber Jacket
This one was a bad idea all around, and even if I would be able to execute it correctly, it would still look bad. I don’t know why I ever thought this was a good idea. I mean I like bomber jackets, but I picked the wrong fabric. And that wasn’t even everything that was wrong; I couldn’t get this to be a fitted jacket and my cuffs didn’t match. It was a disaster all around I’m embarrassed, even to write about this. It was such a complete and total failure.
I’m still learning, and I don’t have it all figure out. So I make mistakes, but I try to learn from them. So go out there try new things and fail but don’t give up on yourself. Everyone make mistakes.