Wednesday, April 17, 2019

An Over-All Disaster

Hello Readers. Prepare yourself for a sad, messy, failure of a refashion. Things don't always go as planned in sewing. That's life, right?

This dress had a lot of potential. I had an idea in my head for short over-alls. (Shorter-alls?) The top was already the right shape and the zipper would be perfect for getting the over-alls on and off. Sadly, it was not meant to be.

I started by cutting the top off,  just under the zipper. I planned to turn the skirt into shorts and then reconnect them. It seemed easy and I thought it would all go well. It did not all go well.

It is hard to believe but I used a pattern to cut these shorts out. As soon as I cut them I realized they were too small. I folded the pattern wrong and cut out super small shorts. I thought I could fix the shorts so I didn't panic yet.

I guess you could say I "fixed" the shorts by adding the cute yellow floral fabric at the sides. Unfortunately, the shorts were still too tight. I hated the yellow fabric, and it wasn't cute at all.

 I hate these over-alls. I will never wear them. This was a total failure.

I decided to save the top, maybe I can use it in the future. The shorts are beyond saving. That's it for now folks.
Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I have been so inspired by your blog that I decided to try my hand at doing some alterations/refashioning on some clothes my mother gave me to take to the charity shop! All went well with about four of the pieces and then I got to a blouse that was very [pretty and fit me well except the shoulders which fell over my shoulders by 2 or 3 inches (I'm very narrowed shouldered), so, I cut the sleeves out carefully, close to the seam and tried to put them back in. It was a woven fabric, and the first one went in fine and looked OK, the second one was a disaster, it was all 'puckered', so I took it out and tried again, the second time, it was worse. It is now beyond redemption and I will have to throw it away as it is not even fit to go in the charity bag! Have a lovely Easter! Hazel x

I Can Work With That said...

I think we all have those kind of sewing problems.
Sometimes it all falls apart. Next time will be better.