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Pattern Reviews> Ottobre Design Magazine> 03-2008-11 (Summer short pants aka DOH!!!!)

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Posted on:5/8/08 8:49 AM
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Christas said... (11/21/08 1:41 PM) Reply
Eve, I know this review is from way back in May, but I have to tell you I LOVE it!!! I have read it several times and thought how talented you are to capture the humor in our sewing adventures!!!
lilyofthevalley said... (5/9/08 6:15 PM) Reply
Oh, Eve, you're a treasure! Like Dawn (cabinbaby), I looked at thumbnail, admired your trim and stitching and was shocked when you said it was a bust. Only after a full read, did I go back to re-examine thumbnail ... and began choking on the hard candy I almost swallowed. Wouldn't it be nice if we made these mistakes *before* we completed all the detail sewing? Do keep this photo close at hand somewhere in your sewing room. Your next error will feel so minor compared to the Inverted Crotch Boy garment. Love it, and thanks for sharing. -Lily
Mary Stiefer said... (5/9/08 10:16 AM) Reply
I love to read your reviews. There is always something interesting in each one of them. Sorry this didn't work out - I would be heading for a Marguerita and the remote control too.
li'l miss muffett said... (5/9/08 9:34 AM) Reply
oh that was too friggin' funny and it sounds like something out of a chapter that is my life! I do silly crap like that, too.
Ronda Rae said... (5/9/08 6:55 AM) Reply
It took me a second, but when I did figure it out-- giggling ensued. Not AT you WITH you. I have dont this before, too. Thanks for reviewing them though. I just started getting Ottrebre and need to try out a pattern but can't get past the terror of actually *tracing* from that chaos! That look great anyhoo.
CA Eisenhour said... (5/9/08 1:17 AM) Reply
Too funnie Eve!! Geesh, I have been in that very pickle; sewed the legs as though they were the waist LOL! Loved your review!! ~Connie
jent said... (5/8/08 9:05 PM) Reply
I'm not sure why sewing little clothes can be such an ordeal! These Ottobre patterns have made me demote myself in the past. I'm sure they'll be perfect when you decide to try them again.
CrescentaLuna said... (5/8/08 8:23 PM) Reply
OH OH OH YES, I've done that too! Those little legs are so short, it's all too easy to do ... Oh, dang, and they look so cute, too. Thanks for the review! Sometimes a project just goes south, we've all been there, and you're right, it does feel kinda cathartic to just put it out there. (Also, "tapestry of profanity"? I literally L , OL. Hee!)
cabinbaby said... (5/8/08 4:30 PM) Reply
I stared at that first thumbnail forever trying to figure out what was wrong. When I finally realized the back (or front) was upside down, I busted up laughing. My kids are all looking at me funny. I told them it was a science joke and that they wouldn't get it.
flygirlTRE said... (5/8/08 1:25 PM) Reply
It took me a couple of looks to see what you did wrong! doh!
quiltsammon said... (5/8/08 12:25 PM) Reply
Oh, BTW nice review!
quiltsammon said... (5/8/08 12:23 PM) Reply
Haha! Haven't we all done something like this? Struggled through a pattern, it's lookin"pretty good even for all the mistakes. And then BAM the big mistake, the mistake that wouldn't have been so bad if all of the other mistakes made hadn't been jimmy-rigged. It is at this time that I wonder why I even bother. What I was even thinking and why I waste a great deal of my time feeding the trash! I sympathize greatly! But guess what I'm doing the very next day. Yep you guessed It
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