Disappointment x3

I know that one drawback to buying something, sight unseen, means that you sometimes don’t get exactly what you think you are. This causes much disappointment. This seems to be the ‘theme’ of my entire weekend sewing…. disappointment.
First, let’s talk about the Lucy shirt. I decided on using Jalie 2805 for the top – which is a great tried and true pattern. However, the fabric caused me a lot of grief. First off there’s just not enough stretch – even though this is a knit, it’s one of those that have to just barely qualify as one. Consequently, I chose to go up a pattern size. Secondly,I had only purchased a yard – enough for a short sleeved version, yet not enough for long sleeves. Somehow, with very careful pattern placement, I managed to eek in a 3/4 sleeve in. Now the top is just about finished and from the initial fitting, I can tell it’s just too tight. I’m not sure if I want to finish the hems or just scrap the top. What a disappointment.
Disappointment #2 happened when my new Cotton Time arrived in the mail. The purpose behind me buying this one is for the cute ballet slipper pattern that I thought appeared in this issue. Come to find out, it’s an ad for ricco-ricco fabric (at least that’s what it appears to me, does anyone know if they happen to have a website?). There is a slipper pattern included in this magazine, but it’s for a scuffspa design and you have to hand sew on the sole (which is want I wanted to avoid in the first place). So now I’m back to square one…. I think I’m going to just have to come up with something on my own.
Lastly (let’s hope this is the last disappointment of the weekend), there’s the Ottobre jammies I was planning on making. I knew that they were going to be a bit on the large size (I thought just a few alterations would be necessary), but I finally got around to comparing them to Easton’s current sleepwear and they are HUGE! Since I already had purchased the material, etc. I went online to find something similar and have decided on Kwik Sew 3510 – designed for toddlers. On the bright side, at least I found a good substitute!

3 thoughts on “Disappointment x3

  1. sassypriscilla

    Hey Stacy – I’m sorry to hear of all your disappointments. How frustrating. I was going to look for slippers for you in some of my books/patterns – you are saying you want ballet style where you don’t need to hand sew the bottom?

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