Thursday, July 26, 2012

Project from Hell


How nice of you to stop by! I want to start with thanking everyone for leaving such nice comments. Certainly when I try something new, like last time, they mean a lot to me. And because I received such great comments on the needle organizer I made, I thought it would be a good idea, to explore this idea a bit more and make another one.

But this time everything went wrong. It became some kind of project from hell.

Because I noticed that the little pockets I made in the blue organizer weren’t that great (everything kept falling out of them), I decided to make a larger pocket with a zipper.

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So far so good. I managed to finish the inside.

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Also the outside of the organizer. I used a red Tartan, and a piece of fake leather, and of course a little embroidery.

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But then when I started to put everything together, it went wrong. First I cut into one of the pieces and had to make that part smaller than I wanted. It still could have worked out, if I hadn’t made a mistake measuring. Now the outside became too small and the insert didn’t fit anymore after closing the zipper. But I didn’t notice that until after sewing in the zipper and already a piece of the binding!

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Because I really liked the fabrics, and this was the last piece of the flower-fabric, I took my seam ripper to see what I could save.

And then it got even worse. The tartan fabric ravelled so much, that it couldn’t be used again, I cut right into the zipper, and to finish it, I cut into the inside. When you do something, you have to do it right, don’t you?

So, this organizer is never going to be finished. I still have all the fabrics for the outside, so when I can find something to match it with, I just might make another one. But not just now!

Something which did go okay, was another pair of skirt guards. The lady asked for blues, purple, apple green and magenta.

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A very happy colour combination!

Groetjes, Dorien

5 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Dorien..I am always amazed and delighted when I see your skirt guards..love 'em! I am sure you will be successful too with your needlebooks.

Monique said...

Oh gelukkig, je bent dan toch menselijk ;-) Het lijkt wel de wet van murphy. Al wat mis kan gaan gaat mis. Gelukkig heb je het stofje nog kunnen redden.

De skirt guards (weet de nederlandse naam even niet)zijn weer lekker vrolijk.

Groetjes, Monique

Hazel said...

Practice makes perfect so they say! I think they are adorable and I love your skirt guards too. x

sue said...

Oh it's horrible when projects go wrong especially if you're using precious bits of fabric. I feel you pain, I have a drawer full of failures myself. Your skirt guard on the other hand, is a triumph, so pretty. I'd put one on my bike but my panniers hide most of the back wheel so it wouldn't be seen :( Don't worry i have plenty of other yarny decorations on it!

Colette. said...

Always marvellous works with any needles you use.
The new skirt guard has a really great colours combination . " Bravo " Dorien !