30 Oct 2012 7 Comments
So, when I was buying this fabric and writing this post I thought making over-sized jumpers would be as easy as the 5 minutes pillowcase. Well, it wasn’t.
I mean, I made the freakin’ over-sized sweater all right but it fitted me in a very very wrong way. The sleeves looked weird and the ruffled collar I designed was making me look at least 5 sizes bigger. The “smart” curves I designed looked sloppy in this soft wool fabric that I bought and later discovered I was allergic to.
Moreover, I think the design doesn’t even fit this monk-grey fabric with fine white stripes. I should have designed something more textured, with cleaner lines and angles, not curves.
I wish I took a photo to show you what a mess I’ve made of this fabric, but the illustration above pretty much explains it.
How do I save this? Do I even want to?
Nothing ruins my day better than a ruined or ill-fitting garment.
I took it the sleeves, which gave the garment a more feminine look (noted for future reference!) and removed the collar, which left me with a boat neck cleavage. I don’t love it, but I can live with it.
For now, I just let it to “marinate” for a while in my unfinished projects box. This helps me get back to it at a moment in which I am patient and inspired enough to deal with it. I will update you on its status (and if I don’t bug me over twitter @skyturtle :)
How to you deal with ruined fabric or projects? Do you just get rid of it and start something new? Do you try to save it?