Thursday, April 16, 2015

Burda 6838



All I can say about this one is, YUK, I don't like it at all. It was one of those projects I had high hopes for but didn't meet the expectations.  Plus it was one of those projects that had one mishap after another.  The fabric is from Mood and while it is a wonderful stripe and I do like a good stripe, it is quite thin.  



I did think the fabric would work well for this top but in retrospect it is too thin and doesn't hold any shape.  Now to the pattern, Burda 6838, which I picked up at a Joann's sale a few weeks back.  I studied the finished measurements closest to my size, which results in a very big top.



Do you have those times when it is just one thing after another?  This top was just that and it should have been rather easy and straight forward.  Let me list a few of my issues and sewing mistakes:

  1. I went with the longer length and the pattern has you finish the front hem first.  Matching wrong side to right side, stitch hem, Turn one front to inside and finished hem.  Yes, I stitched it the wrong way first. 
  2. The longer length was just way to long, so I just cut it off, thus voiding the above step.
  3. Pressed the hem, stitched it with my coverstitch machine and done.  No not done, I went to put it one for pictures 10 days ago and I had hemmed one wrap front with the back.  There was no way to put this top on!  It really was quite hilarious and gave me a good laugh.




I put the top on my cutting table and left it for a few days.  A nice respiratory flu bug hit me for several days and finally I felt like I could manage the unsewing of the hem.  A quick pass on my coverstitch machine finished the top for the second time.  It was a good thing I double checked the pinned hem because I almost sewed the hem wrong again.


This top is on the donation pile.  I just am so over it and cannot bring myself in any way to try and fix the fullness and ill fit.


Just thought I would share my sewing blunders and bad fit.

What is your biggest sewing blunder?  Do you get to a point of being over a garment? 
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12 comments:

  1. Cute top, but understand when a project just doesn't have that ump factor. I have too many sewing blunders to just pick one. Trust and believe I have done some sewing ratchetness, but soothe myself with a good laugh.

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  2. This top is not up to your usual level of expertise. I appreciate knowing that you have frustrations just like I do. I have lots of blunders. I think my biggest one was trying to cut a print dress with limited yardage. I worked so hard on the fit which was great. The print match was so bad that I have never worn it.

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  3. This top is not up to your usual level of expertise. I appreciate knowing that you have frustrations just like I do. I have lots of blunders. I think my biggest one was trying to cut a print dress with limited yardage. I worked so hard on the fit which was great. The print match was so bad that I have never worn it.

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  4. Well, that was a series of unfortunate events! How annoying! Lately I've been having TONS of stupid sewing mistakes, like sewing fancy french seamed pockets and not noticing until the end that I had the facing piece the wrong way round, argh! Unpicking trimmed french seams in rapidly-fraying fabric had me in tears before the end. Unfortunately all these stupid mistakes have been on my tailoring homework, noooooo! I'm not a model student. :)

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  5. Lori, we must be on the same wavelength, as I had the exact experience happen last week. Spent a whole day on a simple shirt project that should have taken less than an hour, and ended up throwing it in the trash. Very humbling! Sorry to hear that you've been under the weather.

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  6. Sometimes you just have to say Uncle and call it done!

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  7. Ugh, that's rather disappointing! Hopefully a better fabric will look nicer if you decide to try this one again. I've had too many blunders to count, but that said, I've learned something from most of them, so it's not all bad :)

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  8. Good try but great you binned it! Your other makes are so much nicer and attractive. What a funky pattern!

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  9. Hard to deal with the disappointment sometimes when the pattern/fabric get the best of us!

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  10. You are not alone on this one. I too made this top awhile back and I haven't been loving it. Your post makes me feel a little less guilty about not wanting to wear it :)

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  11. Thank you for this post! I've spent the last hour pondering the first step because the instructions and the picture don't seem to match and I thought I'd see if someone could explain. From the start it's good to know the problems with this pattern, maybe I can approach it differently. I'm sorry your project let you down, I know what that feels like. May it find a good home!

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