Tuesday, August 30, 2011

When Projects Fail

Most blog entries are about great projects or fun activities we do.  For a change of pace, this one is about a project that did not turn out right.  

I want to come up with a cute pleated skirt for my etsy shop and I am starting to work on the girls' school clothes, so I decided it was the perfect time to make something for Miriam.  I am just in love with pleats right now, especially inverted box pleats.  So.....

I did all of the math and made the plan (see kids, you even need math to craft....)

I cut everything out.

I marked my pleats.

I made the skirt.

So what is the problem you ask?

The problem is that I forgot to consult this humble piece of paper.

I call this the "Mini-Mim". It is every measurement I could ever need of my youngest child.  I actually didn't make the skirt too small for her waist, but the note in the corner of this dear page would have reminded me that Miriam never wears anything at her waist.  She wears everything at her hips, and so, the skirt is several inches too small.  I won't bore you with the other ways I messed up this skirt; those can be fixed with a seam ripper and patience.  Too small just can't be fixed and so it goes in the "fail" pile to be recycled into something else someday.  I think I need to tape this to the window by my sewing machine!

1 comment:

Larry said...

But "Lesson Learned", right?