As a long time sewer, I’d like to offer encouragement to “newbies”….mistakes can become “designer originals” if you keep an open mind. I’ve made plenty of mistakes over the years and thrown items out….like the time I sat a hot iron down on polyester knit pants that I had just finished…groan!!!
I also remember one favorite mistake…..Pregnant with my first child, I was making maternity clothes. I cut out a beautiful silver gray A-line dress with short sleeves. I cut the dress to the length that I had been wearing all along only to discover when I looked in the mirror that I was suddenly as broad (I’m 5 feet tall) as I was tall and the dress was too short for my pregnant figure. Solution…I added a 3-inch wide white band to the bottom of the dress and to the sleeves. I got many compliments and everyone wanted to know what “maternity boutique” I purchased it from.
How about sharing some of your “mistakes into fashion” stories!
Edited 4/22/2007 7:19 pm ET by SewFit
Edited 4/22/2007 10:33 pm ET by SewFit