I’d already written this post before I saw Sew RED-y’s post on Fail February..it must be kismet!
So after my most recent failed Dove top I was looking at my wardrobe when I noticed three tops that I never wear, all were made in the last year or so, and I avoid wearing all of them. To me that classifies them as failures! So, here are my recent enough sewing failures enjoy them with schadenfreude!
The Dove Tops
Tops 1 and 2 are covered in more depth but here’s why I don’t wear them: firstly I don’t particularly like the shape, I thought even with very light fabrics I’d like it but I don’t. Also the interfacing is too heavy in the teal and the facing doesn’t stay in place. I wore it once and avoided it ever since.
Number 2 I’ve never worn, because of a massive mistake that gave me little armpit flaps! After this I’ve written off this pattern. These aren’t faults of the pattern but rather my own and my own personal tastes.
I thought this was my go to pattern, but looking at these two tops I’m struck with such a fitting issue; I desperately need a FBA. The pink one is a bit too twee for me anyway so it’s not a great loss…but the cats. Oh the cats! I adored this fabric and it kills me that I wasted it on something that I don’t really wear. I’ve a small amount left hopefully enough for a camisole.
Looking at these photos you can see the pulling and how much I NEED a FBA!
I realise that the reason I don’t wear this is that I don’t like cowl necks. That said I did work on my bias cut skills and it is a good professional top (a lot of what I own is very low cut) so it’s not worthless, but this isn’t something I’ll sew again.
So there you have it, fitting issues, sewing mistakes and changes in tastes means that these items likely won’t see the light of day! Except maybe the cat fabric, if I can salvage some of it I will.