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Date: 12/23/13 12:21 PM

While sewing fails may not fulfill the inspiring part of this forum's description, I think it's encouraging to know we're not the only ones having trouble with our sewing.

This year's sewing projects failed big time. Just about every year I sew Christmas dresses for my three daughters and with the exception of a couple small issues here and there, it always turns out great. This year I started off with sewing the wrong bodice: I sewed a sleeveless instead of the sleeved version and didn't realize it until after I had understitched the armhole openings (basically completing the bodice). So my assistant cuts out another bodice set. I sew the next bodice up correctly and went to go try it on my daughter and it's too small. Evidently my fabric cutting assistant decided to round down for sizes and cut things too small. So the project was scrapped and we ended up dress shopping for the girls, which isn't a big deal except my oldest is really tall and thin. Yeah, good luck finding any dress that fits properly.

So yeah, I can rant and rave (which trust me, I did) or I can just look at the humor of things. You gotta admit, completely botching up something you do every year is kinda amusing.

At the last minute I added a new Christmas sewing project: a robe for my mom. I'm guessing I'll sew a sleeve to a hem or something.

Feel free to share your holiday sewing disasters. You'll feel better after you laugh. Maybe.

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Date: 12/23/13 12:27 PM

I love your signature line. HAHHAHA.....

I don't sew things for presents. That way I don't have these disasters. I keep my sewing disasters for myself. HAHHHAA...oh I love your topic.

Usually i have knitting disasters when pressed for time. And I hardly even knit well, so that isn't easy. But if challenged with a disaster in a craft, my go-to would be knitting. It is too much to ask me to sew a Christmas present. It's like ordering up a disaster.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS and give yourself a A for trying on those dresses. Your girls are lucky to have you. :)

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Date: 12/23/13 12:40 PM

Sounds like you need to fire your assistant!

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Date: 12/23/13 11:21 PM

Haha, Muffffet, thanks! Happy holidays to you as well!

SewKrazie, that made me laugh.

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Date: 12/24/13 0:57 AM

I made my daughter a pair of pants.

Pants that were a really good U shape. So good, that day wound up being sponsored by the letters F and U, and the number 0.

U shapes do not fit anything human. The crotch curve was so unnatural as to be made for an apparently deformed star fish named Patrick.

Although the sewing was fantastic on them.

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Date: 12/24/13 1:14 AM

I have a good one this year. I made my mother a vest. I figured it needed a nice welt pocket on the inside, so I made it up and put the vest together.

Well, my mother's bonus pocket is now hidden as well. I put it in the side back panel instead of the side front!

And it was such a great pocket!

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Date: 12/24/13 1:25 AM

A security pocket!

My sewing fail is that it will not all get done.

I work crazy hours 6 days a week. So I decided to sew gifts for 3 family members. And drink too much wine tonight.

I have one project partly sewn up. I should get it done tomorrow. One is in the flat fold stage and will stay that way until after Christmas or I can sew it and not feed any one.

The last one I have not even bought fabric for it yet. Opps, not tiem left, I will purchase a gift between sewing and cooking romorrow. ot even bothing to correct the spelling anymore.

Oh And I vgot laid off today as of January 10th.

hense the wine

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Date: 12/24/13 1:38 AM

I think we need a picture of those U pants. :)

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Date: 12/24/13 2:56 AM

LMAO I didn't even keep them. I went on to the top.

Now in all fairness, I don't know if I cut one side at a 2T and the other at a 3T, but man they were sad. And funky. So bad, all I could do was sit there and laugh at them instead of lamenting the loss of my rayon challis.

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Date: 12/24/13 4:24 AM

I made a pair of pants like that once. I eventually worked out that I had sewn them upside down - as in the leg parts were forming the belly space. Toddler pants don't have very long legs... you do just have to laugh and move on, don't you!

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