While sometimes the whole sewing thing can produce hugely successful garments, like my recent red ruffle dress, which is definitely one of the best things I've sewn. It can also produce a huge number of fizzers or wadders. I've had a few recently. They are haunting me. I'm hoping by writing about them, by coming clean to my lovely readers, that I can gain some closure on these fails and pop them in the bin, to be forgotten about forever. Hopefully then, I'll be inspired to get back to my machine and create again.
Vintage Vogue 8728
my first fail at this pattern to get the better of me, but my second attempt also hasn't made me happy. I made a SBA by cutting the smallest size available in the envelop, then removing about an inch from the top centre of the bodice, as there was no way my bust was going to fill this part of the dress. These modifications worked successfully, but now I realise that the style itself isn't me. I love the picture, I love the design, I love it on other people, but I know that it's not me. The fabric is also a little scratchy. Maybe it has some ramie in the blend. I'm not going to cry over this one. It needs to be binned.
Self drafted pattern with expensive silk
These next two are from last year, but just so I can finally get rid of them from my sewing space, here they are.
New Look 6697
Self drafted pattern with silk cotton fabric
So there you go, fizzers always go with success stories. Hopefully by clearing these out, I can finally get back into sewing again. I need to start something fresh. Something exciting. Something challenging. Something I'm interested in. What will it be?
I hope you are enjoying your time at the machine. Fingers crossed that I get inspired soon!