Wednesday, May 25, 2011

B4818: Stupid Stupid

So here's Butterick 4818 in progress. Do you see my stupid mistake?


I was so intent on not landing big blossoms on the bazooms that I completely missed that I was cutting twins and now I have two fronts that are almost carbon copies of each other and not in a good way. Arggh. I was 2 inches short with leftover fabric for cutting one new front or else I would have. I'll still finish it and wear it, but I won't love it like I do its predecessor. Why did it have to be the big bright red flowers smack in the middle?? Grrr.

And because that's all I have, here's another crappy mirror pic of what I'm wearing today. The capris which look like the ones I usually wear are actually the ones I couldn't fit into 3 months ago and now they're even loose.The top is a Simplicity something-I-forget-at-the-moment that I made a few summers and also couldn't wear until now. I love this top because it's perfect for hot temps, so I'm very happy to have it back in rotation.


Finally, that's Chili doing his wiggle dance on the floor. Translation: Look at me, talk to me, pet me NOW! He's always quite the attention hog … I mean dog.

28 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I feel your pain...been there...done that!

Marjie said...

Haven't we all done that! And it's worse when you don't have enough fabric to correct the problem! It's finally warming up here; maybe I'll get the urge to sew again.

K.Line said...

It doesn't actually jump out at me. I'm sure that no one will notice!

Pam said...

I think when you are wearing it and moving around, it isn't nearly as noticeable.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

:( but it is still wearable and I think people would not even notice.

marysews said...

Yay for loose clothes!

Belinda said...

You know, we are our worst enemies. Don't be so hard on yourself. The jacket looks great and no one will notice unless you bring it up! LOL.

Towanda said...

I made a similar mistake last night. The design landed rignt on the spots that I was trying to miss. No way to fix the design. I have enough fabric to make something else.

Vicki W said...

Yep, done that before too! Chili doesn't seem to be bothered bu it though!

Carol said...

Don't you just hate that?! Like others have said no one else will probably even notice. You could find a scarf just to throw around the collar and hang down, that might disguise it a bit. Love Chili! I have a Jack too( Hunter) and I recognize that pose!!

Marie-Christine said...

Can you do something like cut a new front 2" shorter, and incorporate one of those built-in belts that are in right now? Which you could cut out of the current fronts if needed. I'm just afraid that if you have so little extra fabric you may not be able to control as well where things go.
This -is- better than the target effect :-).
You know, I find that I'm doing better with print placement now that I'm getting used to tossing the fabric on myself and squinting down the hall at it in dim light. Really helps to see what will draw the eye ultimately. I'm even getting to the point where I can sometimes do that in the store :-).

Eugenia said...

I adore fabrics with large flower prints like this one but I think that sometimes it is completely impossible to cut them so that the print placement is perfect in every way. Because you have noticed something you don't like, it niggles at you but I really, really don't think that anyone else would see anything wrong with it. I think it looks lovely!

Jane M said...

It didn't leap off the page for me either but having done the same thing, I understand your annoyance. Cheers for loose clothes, a side benefit of so many other life changes.

Lori said...

I had to look a couple of times before I saw the double flower. I don't think it looks bad at all but know it will bug you each time you wear it. I like your outfit, enjoy wearing it.

Laceflower said...

Fabric paints, tone it down, change it's colour so it isn't an exact mirror of its twin. Make it change its character; you're a crafty girl.

Little Hunting Creek said...

I like the idea above that suggests adding a little fabric paint to change the color of one flowerslightly. That's exactly what I'd so - and I'm saving that idea for a future matching mishap on my part - because it happens to all of us. I did not notice the flowers unil you mentioned them, but if it bothers you, now you can fix it .

Harriet said...

Hmmm ... if it really bothers you, like someone else said, maybe add some embellishment down the front -- some type of lace or other overlay (ribbon?) in a coordinating color on either side of the center front to break up the flowers.

Clio said...

Sometimes the only solution is to smack yourself on the forehead while yelling "DOH!!" at the top of your lungs. It doesn't fix the problem, but if you do it out loud and proud - with gusto! - it's almost sure to make you laugh. In front of a mirror is even better!

Anonymous said...

Wear it opened over a t-shirt and not even you will notice it. Honestly, in the big pic of things/life? It's just a speck.

Debi said...

I've done that too!! The blouse looks great though...I love the pattern! And your dog is soooo adorable! What a cutie!

patsijean said...

I did not notice it at all. Not something that ever would bother me. I think the top looks fine.

Laura and Hans said...

I'm always oblivious, so I didn't know what the problem was until you pointed it out. Anyway, I agree with just wearing it open over a t-shirt; that always works! And I love Chile's wiggle dance!! Wilbur does this at the dog park all the time and it's too stinking cute!

BConky said...

I was thinking maybe it might work to cover that area with a mock waistband something like the jacket Summerset made recently. Just a thought http://scpbanks.blogspot.com/2011/05/coordinating-jacket-finished-i-finished.html

Darla in PA said...

The top turned out cute and I couldn't see the "mistake" until you pointed it out. I have a kitty that does the very same dance. Don't you just love it that they are so happy to see you?

Bunny said...

I think we have all been here with our use of prints. Hey, congrats on getting into those clothes. I am glad you are feeling good about this. There is always the silver lining.

Shari said...

I've appliqued striped rectangles on a collar to cover up where I'd planned the uneven stripes badly.
Perhaps find a calmer motif on the leftover fabric and applique it in a few strategic places on the shirt front.

Shari said...

I've appliqued striped rectangles on a collar to cover up where I'd planned the uneven stripes badly.
Perhaps find a calmer motif on the leftover fabric and applique it in a few strategic places on the shirt front.

Rebecca Grace said...

I am so in awe of your sewing skills, that it's encouraging to see that sometimes you make mistakes, too! :-)

What about draping a solid-color scarf around your neck with the ends hanging straight down? It would hang right over the "oops" where you don't like the pattern placement. It's such a pretty fabric, and if you made it I'm sure it fits like a dream and is beautifully well made, inside and out.