It’s okay to quit.
While I was letting the frustrating tunic top cool off, I decided to tackle what I thought would be an easy-peasy project – the over-bump maxi from my Maternity Wardrobe plan. What could be more straight forward than a couple of rectangles sewn together? Never mind I have disliked every dirndl skirt I’ve tried on!
Besides, I found the most amazingly colored fake-dupioni in the clearance bin. So, it would probably be different this time around…
The Instagram-ed initial drape test looked promising.
Then, then it all went downhill…
The cheap fabric needed a lining in the worst way. Not so bad, I thought, I can add a lining.
Tragically, this lining turned the drape-y flowy goodness into stiff and frumpy sack. A lovely colored sack, but not a flattering one.
As per my own advice, I’ve let this project sit on my dress form and pondered different possibilities for lining and waistband fixes. Weeks later, I am still not feeling it. I’m done with it, and that’s okay. I don’t need to waste more time and money on a project that I don’t love. I’ll let it go, move on to something better.
See ya, Skirt o’ Shame. I hope you enjoyed your life as my dress form cover..
More thoughts on quitting at Fresh Stitches.
Now, you tell me. Are you a quitter? Do you always push through until the end, or have you found it right to throw in the towel?
I guess you could call me a quitter…when a project just isn’t working and I absolutely hate working on it..I admit defeat……nothing is going to go right if your not into it…..just doesn’t work…no shame in it Jodi….move on to something that you will enjoy working on……..plus that style of skirt just may not be the right look for you and no matter how much time and money you would never be happy w/the outcome………..move on girl and be happy
You knew from the START that it was going to be a pain in the butt, I bet! But you tried it anyway…. that’s more than most people would do 😉 Brave to start it & wise enough to dump it… what more can I say?? I have to say you’re doing better than me – very often I’m just too scared to even try something in case I stuff it up… though some things just aren’t meant to be! xx Chloe
It didn’t turn out like you planned, but if you ever need a skirt for a historical costume, you know how to make one. =) I hate quitting on things too, but sometimes they just plain don’t work. Perhaps you could re-use the fabric for something else. =)
Oh dear! I guess the dupioni just has too much body.
It looks like there’s lots of fabric you could salvage to make something else. I wish I could just move on like that. The last pair of pants I made, I think I made about 5 different waistbands for it. Linen pants. I finished them just in time for fall. Ugh.
Hopefully they work next spring? way to make pants! I still need to make myself a pair!
Is shortening it (a lot) an option for you? Sometimes a skirt can go from dumpy to fun and poufy by hacking it off at the knees.
not really. I can’t do short skirts right now because of my luvly medical stockings. boo to pregnancy-related varicose veins!