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uh oh!

Something unthinkable has happened…

I’m not digging my fishy dress anymore.

I still LOVE the fabric to death but I feel like I’m letting it down with how I’m using it.

Is this a crisis of faith?

I was too smug wasn’t I. Not posting pictures and dancing with glee about it. And now I look at what I’m making properly and I’m not sure I’ll want to wear it when I’m done!

Or is this just a result of my awful day?

It has been a stinker. If I’m honest I don’t feel the bestest either. I have a headache and feel slightly nauseous and grimly. Maybe that’s skewing my perception?!

I haven’t put the waist band in yet so it looks like a giant tent. Generally my sewing is up to standard apart from a ropey bit of hem that I want to redo.

I think it’s just coming off mumsy if that’s even possible. The necklines not low enough or high enough and the hem is looking far too long.


I’ve given up for the night. Not sure if I’ll be feeling the love again in time to finish it for dinner Saturday but I could alter my time frame and aim for next Saturday by which point maybe I’ll be loving it again.

Or have come up with a way to fix it.


I’m doing the right thing aren’t I? Sleeping on it and evaluating over the weekend?

(6) Comments

  1. Definitely sleep on it – the fabric looks lovely!

  2. I do that all the time, I get myself so pumped up about a pattern and i envision a glorious finished product (especially a new one I haven’t tried) and then the kinks and issues arise and my excitement gets deflated. Just keep sewing on, odds are that this awesome fabric will be the highlight of the dress regardless of your pattern reservations

  3. Sometimes I hate the process and we have to spend some time apart, thinking about our relationship before I can happily love a creation. Don’t forsake the fishies!

  4. sewbusylizzy says:

    Absolutely! I often put things aside and when you come back you have a fresh pair of eyes and re-evaluate where you are going with it. Often it’s not as dire as it seems.

  5. love that fabric!
    i’m constantly amazed at how my perception of projects/fabric combinations can change – one day i have everything picked out and matched up, the next i look at it and wonder what i was thinking. walking away for a bit definitely helps me 🙂

  6. A while out-of-sight does wonders for (re)gaining enthusiasm….I have a hook on the back of the door to my sewing room to stash ‘disappointments’. It surprises me how often things seem to look better after they’ve had some time-out on that hook!

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