How to recover from a sewing fail....Popsicles!!!Sunday, April 20, 2014
No matter what you call them.. fails, wadders, ufo's, flouders, flops or f@&kups we all have them from time to time. And because you spend so much of your time working on a garment it can be very disheartening to have it flop. How you choose to recover from that can be a cautionary tale. Mine vary from full on temper tantrums, slinging profanities that would make a sailor blush to burying my head in a tub of ice cream. Doesn't ice cream solve everything?
New Look 6097, a faux wrap dress, is one I have on my TNT pattern challenge list. I was excited when Fabric Mart announced their sewalong and thought this was the perfect motivation to get me to finally sew it up. I've had it stuck in my to do pile with my fabric swatch pinned to it since last Fall. Needless to say my fabric choice has missed it's season and I really just wasn't as excited about it anymore. I'm really trying to practice the art of "stash busting" so I refrained from buying anything new. Even though this was a flop for me let's go ahead and do a proper review shall we?
NEW LOOK 6097
Wait for the 99 cent sale!
Fabric: Designed for stretch knits. I used a jersey knit from Joann Fabric
My couch is the ugliest color of green and really needed some jazzing up. I found this home decor fabric at Joann Fabric and it just makes me so happy and I want to lick my pillows. I made four envelope pillows with french seams in about 3 hours. You can find a super easy tutorial here.
As you can see the couch gets much love....from a Pug! He's got his spot all wallered out perfect for watching and barking at passing cars.
Come on! Enough with the pictures already. I'm camera shy!