There are so many talented people out there who make beautiful things out of some seriously ugly stuff but lately I find myself really annoyed with them. I think it's the presentation.
For starters there are the before photo's that seem to say "look how huge this dress is" when the sewist is a tiny young thing and the original dress is approximately my size and looks like it could have been in my closet a few years back. Some fashions bring back fond memories, others not-so-much and the latter is not amusing.
And then there are the tutorials that are less than impressive when I try the same thing on a similar item and inevitably come up with something 5 sizes too small.. I don't know how many lovely men's shirts I've destroyed trying to follow some of the tutorials for making them into something feminine and cute. I probably have enough cut up shirts to get started on a quilt at this point. I won't quit trying but it's realllly frustrating!