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Sewing Dilemma

I'm not sure what to do about the Mad Crazy Floral. I have lost the will with this one. I can't summon up any enthusiasm for it. I kind of know what the problem is- the skirt is just not right. The bra is good, but not the skirt. The fabric is too flimsy and doesn't really flow as well as I thought it would. I need to decide what I can do about it.

Option A - Keep going regardless. This will just be painful and pointless. I don't like it as it is. Plugging at it isn't going to make me like it any more.

Option B - Put it away for a year, and come back to it fresh. I worried that this might be breaking my One Project At A Time rule, but then realised that once it is put away, it is no longer a current project, so it's ok to start something else. However I may need to rewrite that rule to stop me from abandoning lots of sewing stuff as soon as it gets a bit tricky. Anyway, this buys me time to think about it, and see what I can do to make it work better.

Option C - Redesign/repurpose it. Make the skirt into a belt, or reshape the skirt, or bring in some other fabric to add to the skirt to bulk it up and make it more substantial. I like this as an idea, but it needs some thinking about.

Option C is clearly the way to go. The decision is whether I persist in doing it right now, and thus maintain the One Project At A Time ethos, or whether I give myself a break from it, and allow the love to come back. It *is* fabulous fabric, and I don't want to hate this costume.

I'm going to think about how I might be able to change the skirt (and how those changes can be mirrored in the bra).

If I put this one away for a little while, I could get started on the Hyacinth Lace, which is next on the list, for which I do have plenty of materials.


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Jan. 5th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
as a fully paid up member of the "shove that sewing in the closet of doom" club I would say once you have fallen out with it you will never love it again so C seems like a good option-you could always make the skirt into a belt and make a plain galabeya to go with flowery bra and belt
Jan. 5th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
I vote for option C. Do you have any current photos?
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