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My Top 5 Sewing Fails of 2015
In case you missed them, you can find the other posts here:. Really, it serves me right for not making a toile, but I was imagining this as a wearable toile and wanted to spend time practising some shirt making techniques. This one really goes wrong with the fit. I suspect it would have worked much better in a drapey viscose fabric, and this stiff cotton poplin might be partly to blame. However, I lost heart with trying this pattern again and relegated it to something to wear whilst gardening. And then only ever wore it the once during Me Made May the pic above. I suspect this one might end up at a local charity shop sometime soon.
With some perspective, you can recover from a big sewing mistake without losing your mojo. I had one of those projects just the other day. I know the steps by heart. So ultimately most of our sewing projects are experiments. Anyway, I was making this pouch — a little zip pouch made from an oatmeal wool melton with the most adorable mini Dresden plate on the front. I took care along each step of the process because this was going to be the sweetest little pouch everrrrrr. And there they were. Two ugly bumps on the sides of my pouch.
Ah, the green coat of doom. What can I say, it was a learning experience. I had high hopes. In the end I think my main errors were: using a pattern variation that was never going to be flattering on me, trying to over-fit the pattern, using the wrong kind of interfacing, and using too much heat during pressing. Pretty major ones! Sound Of Music B No fault of the pattern at all: I made one mistake after the other, and the fabric proved flimsy and prone to pilling. Ended up at a charity shop.