Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Abandoning a Project

Sometimes projects just don't work out.

I worked on this one a couple of months ago, and got mad at it because I kept setting the sleeves in wrong.  That was not the dress's fault.

I pulled it out again today to work on it, and remembered all the things I didn't like about the fabric.  It's wool crepe, but it's scratchy and doesn't drape well.  Plus, it smells funky-- like chemicals.

I could spend more time on this dress, and fix the sleeves and what I didn't like about the bodice.  Then I could line it.

On the other hand, I'm never going to be excited to wear this dress on account of the fabric.  I don't even think this scratchy, smelly wool crepe can justify the cost of the lining fabric.

Better to pass the fabric along to someone else and start over with different fabric.

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