I hope you enjoyed celebrating all the beautiful things I made this year, but its time to reflect on the major failures. I tried my best to not make an item an UFO this year. When I leave an item to finish later it’s almost certain it will live inside my closet, never seeing the light of day.
This year, all my failures were:
Codename not given: New Look 6001 Workroom
Status: This is Muslin N1. I should have adjusted the crouch length on the flat pattern first.
To competition: Re work this pattern.
Reason it’s a UFO: Muslin failure
Can it be Rescued? It needs some fine tuning adjustments on the pattern design.I don’t have much junk in my truck and this design completely hides what I have.
Codename: “Grounded for the prom” little black dress
Status: Shape is wrong for me
To competition: Start over.???
Reason it’s a UFO: Fit is bad. What I was thinking for the bow???
Can it be Rescued? no… I don’t want to wast time on this project!
Codename: “That dress doesn’t cut for Joan”. Mad Men Challenge.
To competition: few hours
Reason it’s a UFO: Fabric mainly. It’s terrible and the proportions are wrong inc gaposis on the bust line.
Can it be Rescued? Maybe, I have to try it once again and see if its worth to turn it into a blouse.
Codename:Cat in the crotch!
Pattern: Self Draft Pants
To competition: Less than 1 hour would be enough for me to add the elastic waist and hem!
Reason it’s a UFO: Do I have to explain why I cannot go out in that?
Can it be Rescued? I will wear it as Pjs! Fun topic for conversation… my favourite mistake!
Hot Cocoa Sweater from Dixie DYI
To competition: Need to add length and fix neckline. Its too high at the moment.
Reason it’s a UFO: I didn’t graded the pattern correctly and I need extra fabric.
Can it be Rescued?Yes, I will try to fix this by adding white jersey in the end the same way I did with the sleeves. I have to think if I will snip the neckline or create a turtle neck effect.
And the latest failure is my vintage blouse… Oh dear, It just makes me look pregnant and frumpy.
Pattern: Vintage vogue 5927
Status: Unfinished. Makes me look pregnant and very frumpy.
To competition: 4 to 5 hours
Reason it’s a UFO: Maybe I didn’t graded the pattern correctly or the shape is not flattering…
Either way, I decided to not move forward for the moment and save this project for when I’m feeling well.
Can it be Rescued? Maybe, I will give a few hours another time and see if its worth saving.