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!
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.ReplyDelete
" 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 :)ReplyDelete
Sorry about the wadder.
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
errghh sorry it didn't work out!ReplyDelete
I am so sorry. I know how frustrating this is.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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 blogReplyDelete
--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
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:)ReplyDelete
At least you have a sense of humor about your tent!! Look forward to hearing your opinion of the dress!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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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.ReplyDelete
Bummer about the tent! I really liked how that top looked in the magazine.ReplyDelete
Hope you are having a great time in LA!