Sunday, 13 September 2015

Made Up Initiative - Simplicity 8523 - FAIL!


Hope you are having a glorious weekend!

So this has been a journey that I was hoping to finish by the deadline of 10th September as pledged but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be!

I used fabric bought here (top one) which has a fair amount of stretch in you can see by the picture below my top is stretched out at all angles so I am guessing it doesn't have good recovery from the stretch

The stretched out armholes are just beyond saving.  I don't know what I have done- I stay stitched and tried my best not to be too rigorous when using the bias tape to edge. I'm gutted and totally lost my sewing mojo!

I am determined not to give up on this clothes making lark as I love it just too much but I really need a satisfying make up my (non-stretched) sleeve! I am actually hitting the Xmas present sewing hard today to try make something easy and lovely then I may have another go at this bloody top! Aaaargh I just want to scream at it!!!!

How do you get out of a sewing lull?

Thanks for reading
Kristy xxx


  1. oh no, what a shame! is there no way you can pinch a wedge of fabric out of the shoulder seam to fix the armholes? i usually make a wardrobe staple i know will come together quickly when i'm in a sewing lull - maybe a skirt? don't give up, you'll get there! :) x

    1. I am going to try I think, I was just so frustrated once put together I just wanted to throw it straight in the bin! My top stitching was so neat too :(
      I have nearly finished some bow ties as xmas presents, was a nice easy satisfying project for a sunday afternoon!x


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