Last year, I had a hard time picking my fails of the year, I had a lot garments without errors. This year, I didn’t have many absolute fails, but I had a lot of ‘not perfect’ makes, which was hard to weigh. Similar to my hits for 2021, I did not rank these beyond bottom 5.
- Fleece Leggings using the Avery leggings pattern
First, yes I made these work, I am happy with the end result, but they could have been better if I had allotted for the amount of stretch in the fabric. I have not attempted to wear them this winter, with my expanded belly, but I do think when I have a more stable body next year, I will wear them. I think this one hurts a little more because of the expensive fabric. The added side panels fixed the problem, but oh how I love leggings with no side seam.
2) M7952 Sew Together for Summer
I can’t believe I didn’t make a post about this one. I’m sorry. I very much thought I had. I had made this for SewTogetherforSummer. I actually put a lot of work into fitting the bodice. I muslined it and everything. It should have been perfect. The reason it’s here: the length. I need at least 3 more inches of length to be comfortable wearing it. I gave this make away.
3) M7544 Floral top
If you remember from last year, M7544 was in my top 5 Hits. So I made another this year. It comes down to fabric. The silk was given to me, so I was like, free fabric, let’s use it on a pattern I really like. Silk (guessing what it is) feels too fancy for everyday wear, and when I dress up, I wear dresses. I still have it in my wardrobe, but I haven’t worn it once.
I have been wearing this. But if you saw my post with my 2nd attempt, the hack was not necessary and there is too much fabric in the front. I love the fabric and it’s fine for a nightgown, but when it comes to ideal makes, this one does not meet the mark. I love the pattern, love my 2nd dress version. Live and learn.
5) Dawn McCalls
This was a make for minerva. I also did not keep it. I just wasn’t happy with the fit in the bust. The neckline was a bit too long for me. It’s a fairly cute pattern but not something I see myself making again. My standards for a good make are pretty high now.
I always love sharing my failed makes at the end of the year. It gives such a more real look at sewing, not every make is perfect and sometimes views on makes change after wearing throughout the year. I hope you enjoy these posts too.
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