It’s so frustrating to work on something for so long and have it not work in the end. Well, maybe I am exaggerating a teeny, tiny bit. It is wearable. Just has some problems. Read on…
This is simplicity pattern 3964, which I *love* and have been wanting to try for so long. I especially loved it after seeing it made so beautifully by all the talented sewers above. The very first one that I fell in love with was THIS ONE, but I couldn’t get it into my mosaic.
So here is what went wrong. First I made it way too big. I even took it in 1/2 inch on each side, which is better, but still not right (it just throws everything else off when you do that). You might not be able to tell how big it is, but trust me on this one.
Secondly, that ‘blippin” insert piece (the diamond shape piece) really was a booger to sew in without accidentally adding more unwanted creases and puckered up areas. I tried sewing this piece in THREE times. I thought I could iron it out. Finally I gave up. Oh, did I mention the gathered areas. Those are always a pain for me. Fortunately, I used very inexpensive fabric.
SO, despite all that, I want to try again. Am I crazy? You can only learn from your mistakes, right? Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.