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Topic: New, Confused, & Frustrated with all the Recons  (Read 1782 times)
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« on: June 21, 2005 07:36:39 AM »

First and foremost, I am in awe of the talent displayed here.

With that said, I both love and hate you all at the same time. Grin Ya'll make such fabulous stuff and nothing I make comes out worth a crap.

Let's see...I've tried the pillowcase skirts with the tshirt waist band..made for my daughter and it was awful. Looked like she had 50 extra pounds in her waist..and she's 6!

Last night I tried the wrap skirt from a sheet. It looked like a really bizarre toga.

This just blows! Coming here is really bad for my self esteem...lol...but I can't stop!
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2005 07:53:05 AM »

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Don't feel bad. Everybody started sometime. You should post the things you've made and point out what you like or don't like about the results. The people here can be really helpful in giving you suggestions and pointers.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2005 08:25:16 AM »

I know quite how you feel. Yesterday I decided to try my hand at some reconstruction- I was feeling bold because I'd just made a nice wallet. I made a wrist cuff that turned out ok but then I tried to make a skirt from a big tee- HUGE mistake! it turned out awful. So, I made a bag for my underwear out of the leftovers.

By the time I got around to attempting something else I was completely unmotivated.

Don't worry though, just keep trying on things you don't mind messing up a bit. And you can always reconstruct your failed reconstructions.

Keep us posted.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2005 08:43:28 AM »

just post questions.. why did this go wrong ?? etc..
I remember MY first recon.. the famous off the shoulder resized tee.. looked simple..
Decided it would be cake to make since ive been sewing forever it seems. so I tried.. looked good until I tried to put it on...
lopsided on one side AND the armholes were too small LOL...
well crap.. I was REALLY ticked about that..
but Im slowly learning from the craftsters.. Im amazed as well with what some of them can do w/ just scraps here and there..Keep  on trying and you will get the hang of it..
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2005 11:25:32 AM »

i agree - don't give up - practice makes perfect and all that...

good luck with all your future crafting x
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2005 01:05:05 PM »

we all mess up sometimes, and those of us who don't are liars. we just post the stuff that works here.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2005 01:11:05 PM »

Sure its better than any of my things, pick a piece, any piece of mine and yours will be 100's of times better... seriously though, just need to analyse it- what went wrong, what went right etc and then try again.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2005 02:21:24 PM »

I know it might be confusing, but this board is for completed projects. You have a comment, not a completed project. Therefore, your post belongs in discussions and questions.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2005 11:04:45 PM »

I think everyone here either is or has been in that headspace.  My first recon was this old shirt I found at a thrift store - the trusty resize-and-chop-off-the-collar, except that I ended up chopping off the entire top half of the shirt and it wouldn't stay on.   Try making a purse or belt out of your failed projects - maybe starting small will help.  Also, hopefully this will make you feel better: I've been sewing for about a year, and even now half of my projects start out terribly and then I just cut and paste until they look OK.  Good luck with everything!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2005 11:11:25 PM »

You're not alone. I seriously sewed for about a year before things came out. If it fit, it was a success. Now, 7 years later (I didn't sew the entire 7 years) almost everything comes out. I still can't sew from a pattern and make simple things, but I can make stuff I like. Don't get discourageed, its not easy.
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