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Royal Blue Jumpsuit
When I sew, I want every seam to be straight, every gather to be evenly spaced, every zipper to be flawless, and every hem to be properly measured. However, it doesn’t always work out that way. There are times when I make mistakes on techniques that I’ve already mastered to perfection. Sometimes I make bad fabric choices. Then, there are times when I choose a pattern that simply isn’t flattering for my body type. Every seamstress makes a mistake at one time or another. We are constantly learning and perfecting our craft. So, what’s a girl to do when she makes a mistake while sewing her own garment?
I absolutely love this jumpsuit pattern. It is a very easy sew and looks quite lovely finished. While I made some simple mistakes on this one, I chose to leave it as is and rock it anyway. I will point out the mistakes I made and explain to you why I’m doing that afterwards.
- My gathers at the top are not evenly distributed.
- I should have cut the top larger to achieve a fuller gathered look.
- I would have preferred a longer length on the pants.
I wanted to point out my mistakes especially for those of you who are new to sewing. Mistakes happen for all sorts of reasons. In my case, the mistakes that were made in constructing this jumpsuit were due to rushing. Because I waited until the last minute to prepare my outfits for my vacation, I pushed myself to make 7 pieces in one week. That’s insane, and not something I would normally do.
I chose to leave my jumpsuit as is because I knew I could still wear it and get away with the mistakes. Also, I had no time to fix them. I’m sharing all of this to encourage the beginners. When you make mistakes on your garments, don’t give up. Some projects you will be able to fix. The trained eye of a seamstress may catch your mistakes, but most people will never notice. Some projects you will have to trash. When you make a mistake on a project that can’t be fixed, don’t allow it to discourage you. Take a break and move on to your next project, or have a “do-over.” Whatever you do, don’t give up! Keep sewing!
Create the Look
- Pattern: Simplicity 1114 (View C)
- Fabric: JoAnn’s Fabrics
- Hat: Burlington Coat Factory (in-store purchase)
Beginner’s Sewing Course
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What About You?
Have you ever rocked an outfit you’ve made, even though there were mistakes?
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