I made DD a pair of leggings the other day from the same exact pattern & size I used for a previous pair that fit her still. I washed them, excitedly tried them on her... and they were too short! My only theory is I forgot to wash the fabric before sewing and they shrunk, but I swear I prewashed!
I guess she can use them as cropped pants in the Spring...
I was making a pair of ruffle pants for my niece and was so happy with how easy and quickly everything was coming together. Then I realized I sewed the ruffle to the top of one pant leg instead of the bottom. I freaked out because then the top was about a half inch sorter and the pant bottom was a half inch longer. But thankfully I figured it out and was able to fix it completely without having to recut any pieces.
I tried 3 times to make hand print ornaments this year--the kind where you press their hand into soft clay. First time was salt dough - too stiff, as hard as I pressed his little hand it hardly made a dent. Second time was cornstarch dough - got a good impression, but even after air drying for days, they just crumbled when I handled them. Third time was store bought kit - it kinda worked. I tried for two ornaments and got one good impression, one so so.
I was making a reversible bag from pattern pieces with no pattern instructions.
I was sewing the lining to the outside, but instead I somehow sewed the thing shut. I was so frustrated with the project, I actually just threw the whole thing away. No instructions didn't work for me.
Post by ShtsNGiggles on Jan 27, 2015 19:16:17 GMT -5
I made one of the candy cane vases around Christmas. I couldn't find a vase the right shape so i used a tin. I broke a bunch of the candy canes while trying to unwrap them. Then as i was gluing them on i realized that not all candy canes are the same size. It was okay in the end but not worth the headache.
I made a pair of baby booties a few years ago when I was first getting back into knitting. I didn't think too much about it, and grabbed the first pair of needles I could find in my mess of craft supplies and some worsted weight yarn left over from a crocheted baby blanket.
The pattern required much smaller needles and fingering. DH's watch is provided for scale.
I call it a fail because I never finished the pair. But I actually learned a lot from making them. And, they are the one project that gave me the confidence to tackle more. I have since made these same booties in the proper size.
jsonya Looks like the first pair of socks I knit, because I did the same exact thing as you! Luckily it all worked out, because at the time I had a roommate with very short, very wide feet, so I just didn't make the toes that long.
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