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..
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?