Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vogue 8968: Mishaps, Messups and Oops

What looks so simple sometimes can be more than a notion (play on words, ha).  My dear cousin Kendra asked me to make Vogue 8968 for her a couple of months ago. Yes, I am just getting started sort of.  I actually started a few weeks ago, but I had a few mishaps. 

First let me say, this is why I am very selective of what and for whom I sew for.  Not that my dear cousin Kendra is a problem, but my mistake letting her pick the fabric.  A very ravelly (is that a word?), a silky not so pleasant fabric to work with.  

I was half way through getting it done when I made a huge boo boo.  Yes, I cut right through the middle of the darn dress not paying attention.  

A gash so huge I couldn't recover from:


so needless to say I had to go buy fabric and start all over again.  On to my second attempt, and again I was not paying attention, and I did't add the extra length in it as I was asked to do so, so that the dress would be a little longer. Back to Joann's I went and again, I had to start all over.  Not to mention the freakin dress requires that you slip stitch the entire bottom section inside the dress. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.  Why do I continue to do this to myself.  

So tuned, hopefully I will be done today with this nightmare this evening. 

Happy Sewing!!


  1. I know just what you mean, my neice recently asked me to amke some baggy pants like ones I just made & my brain switched over from knowing how to sew to can't do that lol! why does our brain do that to us? lol! I've seen your work & you can do this! & don't say that back at me ha! ha! Happy sewing! it will all work out, we can never go wrong with red, right? lol!

    1. Helen so true. I just couldn't for the life of me get this darn dress done, and to my liking! Now make those the baggy pants for your niece.

  2. happens to the best of us. You got this. Can't wait to see the final product. I'm sure it will be fab

  3. It's going to be beautiful! I cut a ladies wig once and had to buy a replacement. Discovered that wig cutting was a talent I didn't have so I never did it again. Like Helen said - you have the talent, and we all know that. Looking forward to seeing the finished dress.

  4. Oy vey. Those slip ups do happen. I'm sure your cousin will appreciate your efforts once it's finished. She better! =)


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