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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Anyone for camping?

Yes my friends I have made a tent!

A Burda 07/09 - 108 tent to be precise.  I know this is a pretty wacky pattern, but I had envisaged a nice tunic with floaty see through sleeves.  I don't know how this ended up so big everywhere, I am swimming in it and I wonder if I managed to cut the wrong size.

Is this what I planned?  No.
Did I have to spend ages working on it to get it to a trying-on state? Yes
Am I happy?  No.
Is it salvageable?  I doubt it.

Here is the sorry mess, I can't face taking a photo of me in it, you wouldn't see much of me under there anyway!

Oh well, moving right along I am now working on McCall's 5752, the Palmer/Pletsch perfect knit dress.  A bold claim if ever there was one but I am pleased to say it is looking pretty good so far and should be finished soon so fingers crossed for a happier post next time!

15 comments:

JoanneM said...

Mmmm. Nothing like a good wadder to set back the confidence level...and then to continue with a knit dress is a good move! Can't wait to see it.

cidell said...

" A bold claim if ever there was one" So true in fact that when I first saw it written on someone's blog, I thought they were making it up :)

Sorry about the wadder.

Cindy said...

funny post--hope you can laugh about it! I just hate wasting time on a wadder. I love the dress that you are making now!

Amanda S. said...

Oh NO! Well, you know wadders are part of making your own clothes by now. Still, what a pain. I'm sure your dress will turn out wonderfully. I think most people have been very pleased by that pattern, and I hope to make it up soon in black.

Allison said...

errghh sorry it didn't work out!

Trudy Callan said...

I am so sorry. I know how frustrating this is.

Amy said...

I was so excited when I read your first line because I really thought you had made a tent! What a shame that turned out so badly when it looked so cute in the picture. Ah well, I too will be anxious to see this "perfect" dress and will keep my fingers crossed for you!

j.kaori said...

We've all had that "let's move on" feeling, so good to see that your next project is better! Can't wait to see it!

Teddylyn said...

I am SO relieved! I made this top and it looks almost identical to yours! I haven't really worn mine either! You can see mine on my blog

http://teddylyn.blogspot.com/2009/08/finally-photos-burda-top.html

--even the fabric is similar!

It looked cute in the magazine, didn't it?

I usually love what you make and wear, so maybe this dud wasn't just me?

Have fun sewing!

Lynda in LV

Vicki said...

Gee, it does look like a tent. The model's version is very slim fitting (except for the side bits of course). A bit of false advertising there! Good luck with the next project:)

Kathi said...

At least you have a sense of humor about your tent!! Look forward to hearing your opinion of the dress!

Michelle said...

you know, it's funny...whenever I start to think "hey, I'm not half bad at this sewing thing!" Karma gets me and sends a few wadders my way. I recently made a similar tent...a friend of mine who is pregnant is currently enjoying it!

Katharine in Brussels said...
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Katharine in Brussels said...

I just made a big poofy airbag top myself. Unlike Joann though my woven trouser projects turned out fine, but the successive two knit tops in a row went awry.

Christina said...

Bummer about the tent! I really liked how that top looked in the magazine.

Hope you are having a great time in LA!