Saturday, May 04, 2013

Plans Quickly Change

Remember a few days ago, my post on Meredith's graduation dress?  Well, it is not happening.  I had the bodice fitted (or at least I thought) and attached the skirt.  Something went terribly wrong!  The bodice back was crooked, the skirt too tight, the lining unacceptable.  I tried to fix it and it just got worse.

Meredith was disappointed, I was disappointed but we decided to try a top instead.  The fabric from Mood Fabrics is just too beautiful not to use.

I had enough yardage left and the skirt from the dress to make this pattern:


The top (dress view with shorter length) is cut out after making a muslin.  I am not going to underline it, Meredith will wear a camisole and we are debating the cap sleeves.

So the bad, is I didn't get the graduation dress made.  The good - I ordered 3 dresses from Penney's for Kaitlyn, so Meredith can pick from those.  And another good, Meredith will wear the top lots more than a dress.

Off to make this top.

Has this happened to you?  High hopes for a garment then in reality it just didn't work?  Or the picture in your head isn't close to the actual garment?

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:22 PM

    Oh, yes! Sorry it happened now for you though.

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  2. Oh yes it sure has! Sorry about the dress not working out but it's good you're able to see the positives.

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  3. A prom dress I am currently working on. Say a prayer! Please.

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  4. I am dying to see this made up. There have been a lot of hot patterns I've admired and this is another one that falls in that category. I'm having a "make it work" moment right now, actually! May the force be with you.

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  5. What a shame, but yes, I think it has happened to us all at least once in our sewing careers.
    A wadder now and then can be expected, just not for as special an occasion as this!!

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  6. I'm sorry that the graduation dress didn't work out, but I am so glad that you posted this! I was feeling really down about a blouse that I made that I thought I had muslined and had ready for a perfect fit and it just didn't work out. I'm building up my courage to jump back into another garment...You are inspiring me!

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  7. Oh what a bummer! I am glad you are able to salvage the fabric and that there are 3 dresses on the way to choose from. This has definitely happened to me as well!

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  8. Yes, that has happened to me so many times. You've made lots of other wonderful things for her, so try not to be down on yourself too much!

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  9. Glad you found a solution; that is pretty fabric.

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  10. Awww man, I HATE when that happens. :( I'm glad you've got enough fabric left for a top, though... silver lining?

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  11. More often than I would like to admit. Looking forward to seeing the new shirt!

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