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« on: August 14, 2013 04:05:24 PM »

Often times in the past, I end up abandoning once hopeful clothing projects because I didn't follow directions and have no patience trying to figure out how to fix it.  Because I've been making so many articles of clothing the past few months, I'm starting to revisit these sad, sad abandoned and half-finished projects to breathe new life into them.  What do you guys do?  Do you give up and move on to the next project or try to give them new life? 

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013 08:56:01 AM »

Give them new life! Use the fabric to make other things  or revamp what you already started.

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013 05:42:17 PM »

I have so many botched clothing projects!  Eventually they will become other projects, but probably not clothing!   Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013 11:50:51 AM »

I set them in the corner to mock me.  Undecided Probably need to revamp my method.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013 03:01:37 PM »

Put them in a to-do-sometime box. At least once a year I go through the box to revamp the items. I finish a few, rip up a few, throw royally-messed-up things away.

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013 10:35:11 PM »

I set them in the corner to mock me.  Undecided Probably need to revamp my method.


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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013 09:46:11 PM »

It depends on the project and how badly it's botched. Some go into a laundry basket hidden at the bottom of the closet in the sewing room. Some are transformed or torn apart. Others I just mess with until it's fixed and wearable, or so messed up it's no longer salvageable.

Sometimes botched projects have a happy ending. I recently botched a tunic. Tried to fix it, and messed that up, too. I ended up with the center front hem rising up nearly 4 " higher than the sides and back. A friend spotted it on my dining room table, picked it up, and commented on how clever the shaped hem was! I didn't tell her it was a total accident. I've gotten many compliments on this top, including the "shaped hem"!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013 09:58:24 AM »

I set them in the corner to mock me.  Undecided Probably need to revamp my method.

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013 02:19:19 PM »

I have my husband take the seam ripper to my botched projects XD and if I cant get em right the second time around (by that point I'm usually furious with my machine or myself) and I throw said project across the room and yell at it XD then the third time around seems to go smoothly haha!!

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