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Date: 9/30/12 5:40 PM

Please someone - tell me this has happened to you too!! I was working on McCall's 6513 and I was so happy after I made adjustments to raise the armscye up 1/2" for a closer ftting armhole (I seem to always have to make this alteration) and made my muslin and the fit was spot on!! THEN I proceeded to cut my fashion fabric which was a beautiful true red bamboo knit. 2 of the pieces of this pattern are cut one only - so in order to SAVE fabric I "flipped" one of those pattern pieces (I'm sure you can guess what I ended up with)!! I'm so disapointed in myself I KNOW BETTER, really I do.. So after I made all the marking on all but that last "flipped" piece - I've just thrown it all in the garbage! So much for "saving" fabric!

I guess I'm mostly mad at myself because this was the first time in over 4 weeks that I've gotten to get into the sewing room and I was so excited! Maybe I'll do better in the kitchen making dinner...

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Date: 9/30/12 5:42 PM

Been there done that!! If you have a patient spouse, sometimes they can rip the stitches for you. At least the next time you make it, you'll be better at assembling the pattern, right?

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Date: 9/30/12 5:45 PM

I once underlined and lined a top, it took forever, it was completely finished it had a hand picked zipper up the back lining was the last step. I decided to trim some of the lining fabric, cutting into the body of the garment. There was no more fabric to patch it with, and no way to hide it.

Dinner and maybe a glass of wine sounds perfect.

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Date: 9/30/12 6:55 PM

Bummer!!!! If the "mistake side bodice" was the one underneath the "wrap" you could probably piece it under there and no one would ever see or notice. Even if it was a bunch of small pieces sewn together, as long as the part that just sticks out under the wrap looked whole.

Or since you got it cut out, and could use it with the wrong side of fabric showing there, if you make other parts of it, with both wrong and right sides, you could try to make that into a "design feature". Lots of "design features" can really come from mistakes sometimes! Since you got two sleeves and it's a knit, you might be able to cheat a bit and still even use one already cut out sleeve having the wrong side of the fabric show too, then you would have it a bit more balanced in the total effect if it was like that someplace else too. If you then took just a strip of that knit wrong side up and pulled and curled it and sewed it to the wrap neck raw edged afterwards, it might actually look pretty trendy and just more two tone/deconstructed even. That is only if you really wanted to save it though.


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Date: 9/30/12 7:31 PM

OMG.... Fantastic idea!!! I'm going to get it Out of the garbage right now and give it a try!!!! I knew if I posted this someone would say something to make me feel better and you did and came up with a terrific idea!!!

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Date: 9/30/12 7:41 PM


Much along the same lines as suggested. just go buy enough of a coordinate fabric.. use it.. and try if possible to use it a bit more.. such as a pocket .. or under the collar.. makes it look like you intended for it to look like that all along..

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Date: 9/30/12 7:55 PM

I really want to second beauturbo and poorpigling. It can be saved! I subscribe to a "by any means necessary to avoid a wadder "policy. If it can be saved with a little creativity, save it. I've learned a lot from the reverse wading process, and I find I'm much more comfortable taking risks with different techniques because hey if it doesn't work out, I couldn't have worn it anyway. Most people aren't going to notice a coordinating patch, or you can make it a very visible and pretty design element. Sometimes its good to just set it aside for a day or two, and come back to it with a fresh eye.

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Date: 9/30/12 8:21 PM

Never panic (after the first moment). This actually reminds me of the dress I made for DD a few years ago for a family wedding. Seafoam green satiny bottom, glittery sheer seafoam over satin for the bodice. Ironed it the day before the wedding and scorched a 5" high section across the bottom front. The satiny fabric actually disintegrated-huge hole! I was ready to toss it when I spied some of the glittery fabric I had left over. I doubled the fabric and made a 6" band across the front about 2.5" above the hem. The dress actually looked better!
I had a fashion illustration teacher in high school (eons ago) who, when anyone made a mistake, used to tell the class to "work it into the design". God bless Ms. Natalie.

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Date: 9/30/12 8:37 PM

I took a knitting class once, where the teacher taught: once is a mistake, twice looks strange, three times is a design. Beauturbo's advice to you fits in with that perfectlly! Just find a way to have wrong side showing three times, and you have a design feature - you intended it to look like that, of course!

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Date: 9/30/12 9:20 PM

Those sound like EXCELLENT ideas.

I would also say if there's any way to get more of that same fabric, just buy another yard or whatever... I've done that before when I messed up and the fabric was just from a JA or something local and cheap like that.

GOOD LUCK and drink wine!

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