Wednesday, September 21, 2011

If at first you don't succeed...

I'm a really slow learner when it comes to sewing.  I think I'm just going to have to make every mistake in the book.  Hopefully I won't make many of them twice!

I've made Calvin four pairs of elastic waist pants and made three different mistakes on three pairs!!  The first pair I made Calvin, I sewed a large hem too close to the bottom so that the hem can flip down and show.  I need to re-hem them.  The second pair I made, I somehow managed to have the pants right side out when I made the elastic casing so it's now wrong-side out.  That must have been a late-night mistake.  Oh well, his t-shirts cover it up : ).  The third pair, I got the tanks right side up on one leg and upside down on the other one.  This is something I was careful not to mess up on the other pairs, so I'm not sure how I did it on this one.  Finally, the fourth pair turned out pretty good. 

Calvin's third and fourth pairs of pants.

I made big sister a pair of pajama pants this afternoon and I think they're perfect.

The moral of the story... if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.  Or in my case, try, try, try, again : ).

1 comment:

  1. LOL...I have been doing the try, try, try, try again thing with my 1st ever knitting project. I’ve decided it’s a journey, so I might as well enjoy it.



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