Thursday, March 11, 2010

So Sew

So I am sewing a birthday outfit for Conner and my vision and what is actually taking form do not exactly agree.  Now I'm not shocked at this turn of events by any means I'm more surprised when something does turn out the way I wanted (and the very occasionally better then I had imagined) but still it's disappointing.  It's not that it's not sewn well or that the fabric isn't cute (it is sooo cute) but that together every thing is coming together looking more like pajamas instead of a cute summery sailorish outfit.  And not only did I envision this as an outfit and put a lot more work into it then jammys warrant the material was too expensive for baby pj's.  I suppose if I pair the shirt with jeans and the pants with a different shirt it may be ok but darn that is not what I pictured in my head.  Maybe if I take some of the matching trim off, but ugg that will take forever.  I should have used the material to make a one piece romper but too late for that now.  I suppose this is what happens when you make things yourself they don't always turn out the way you thought they would and it's not finished yet maybe something miraculous will happen and it will end up looking awesome but what I really need a second opinion some one that will tell me what they really think, I mom, or sister!!
feel free to give me some helpful comments quick before I ruin the entire thing!


Stephen & Denise said...

Hi Jess,

I think the outfit is adorable. It does not look like PJS. If the pants were the same material it would look somewhat like PJS but it does not. You are being too critical. Don't change it!

Courters said...

Hey Jess.
I think it's very cute. maybe you should make a little sailor kerchief if you are worried it looks like pjs. Maybe Brian wouldn't allow a kerchief. lol
I can't wait to see it on him. It's very cute.

Jessie said...

how do I make a salior kerchief b/c I was trying to think of how to do that any way (couldn't find a pattern) and am a little stumped but I will have extra scraps of material.

Jmg1964 said...


Be PROUD of what you have made, even though it is not what you envisioned it to be. I don't know how many times that has happened to me~not with sewing~I stay completely away from that. Give yourself credit~you started and finished it. That is more than some of us can do. One more thing~take advantage~Connor can't tell you that he doesn't like it or that he doesn't want to wear it!