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follie
« on: October 03, 2010 07:49:05 PM »

I'm sorry for posting a rant thread, but I need to get this out to people who would understand.

I am so frustrated right now! It seems like lately, everything I try to sew turns to mush! I have yet to get a bought pattern to work out for me (even the "Very Easy even my dog can do it!" patterns). The patterns I've drafted myself, which have worked several times, are not turning out! Boo!! I want to get working on things- my costume, my fall wardrobe, and just something new to wear, but am so frustrated with everything turning out wrong.

I think I'm going to go crochet and pout.  Undecided

Thanks for listening!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010 12:53:07 AM »

Ha! I know the feeling! At least you know how to sew a lot! Or draft your own patterns! I want to alter some of my clothing, or make some new stuff and it's so hard trying to find anything that would suit my body style! @___@;;

As for the crafting front, everything I've touched has turned to mush much like yourself! I started knitting socks and they turned out .25" too big! >___>

And as for sewing, I majorly messed up my wall-quilt for my MIL! @___@
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010 09:56:50 AM »

What problems specifically are you having? Perhaps someone can help. Sometimes the super easy patterns don't look very good because super easy means less sewing, less sewing means baggy and shapeless. I don't know what you are trying to make, so that could not be the case. PJ pants are in the super easy patterns and they should turn out like PJ pants.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010 02:29:24 PM »

You're not alone!  I think we all have periods of crafty hell where all we're churning out is crap.  It's hard to remember that here where we all the beautiful things other people are making.  It might make us feel inferior or a tad bit jealous, but we have to remember that everyone posts items that they think turned out.  They aren't posting their failures, but they certainly still have them.

I think it's healthy to walk away for a bit.  I like to have several crafts going at once so that when I'm frustrated I can move to something else to build back my crafty self-esteem before returning to the problem craft.  I'm sorry that you are frustrated.  I hope that it is short lived, and remember that we all feel that way sometimes.   Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010 11:57:47 AM »

*pat, pat*

And that's why I drink while I sew Tongue

Your strategy is a good one, in my experience. Once you've crocheted for a few days, you'll keep looking at your sewing and sigh and eventually grumble, pick it up and stick it back in the sewing machine. I often frog my "frustration-releasing" crochet projects. Or else half a hat will sit there for a month til I decide to re-ball it Tongue

Don't worry, you'll find your mojo, even if it's next month.
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follie
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010 07:08:21 PM »

Periods of crafty hell- the perfect way to describe it!!!

Thanks for the nice words, everyone! I did go and crochet some more, and it did help. I've just decided to put sewing on the side for now, and focus on getting Christmas presents done (I have so much to do!). This weekend, I'll try again to get my costume going.

hoxierice: It's all user error. I don't cut it right, I don't read the instructions right...someday I'll figure it out! Once I get my brain screwed in right, I'll go back to the TNT patterns I drafted. It's a way of getting back on the horse.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010 03:34:29 PM »

OK, I totally understand. What I hate the most is when I say something like "remember not to make THIS mistake" and then down the line you realize that in fact you did make that mistake!
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