February 18, 2012

IT'S A RE-MIX...

...This weekend I spent time re-making a pattern I've done before.  It was a little different than making lovable TNT pattern that fit so well that you want to make it over and over again.  I re-made this top because I just wasn't satisfied with results the first time around.

I'm sure you all remember this top...
VOGUE 8731
 It was the one where the fabric had too much drape and an awful grainline.  Although I misjudged/over thought pattern alterations and the results were just o.k., I did wear it once.  Call me a glutton for punishment but because my satisfaction level with this top was only mediocre and because I had several yards of that same fabric left I decided to give it another try...
    
I'm completely satisfied this time, and hope the first top will find a new owner via Goodwill.

Have you given any patterns a second chance recently???

8 comments:

  1. Yes Ms Faye, I have given a couple of patterns a second chance and they turned out to be TNT's for me the second time around! Moral of the story...never give up on a pattern the first time!

    I really like top too!

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  2. That's very pretty, and will you wear it with your leggins?

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  3. Well, we can't just read this and move on! We want to know details....it's all in the details. And to answer your question - I've been sewing for 50+ years and I don't think I've ever made a disappointing pattern twice.

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  4. Excellent! Sounds like sticking to it paid off!

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  5. Glad your second time around produced a pretty tunic with the drape you wanted. Also wondering will your wear it with your leggings...

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  6. It's wonderful that you had enough fabric to try that top again, and I'm sure someone will love it.

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  7. I've sewn this pattern twice - once as a top and then lengthened to a dress and love them both! I must admit that I rarely give a pattern a second chance if the first time was a flop. Love your fabric choice.

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  8. I have this pattern. Now I'm going to push it forward on my sewing list. Love yours.

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