Wednesday, August 04, 2004
NO Photo... :(
I give up. Have spent a lot of time yesterday and this morning on sewing a cute top as a present for my sister's birthday in September, with a lot of designing - and love! - going into it... I was pretty confident at first, but it appears in the end that the fabric will never be stretchy enough to suit my sister's taste. I had picked up the stretchiest fabric they had at the store, knowing it wasn't quite stretchy enough (normal percentage is 5% elastane and 95% cotton, and their strethiest fabric included only 3% elastane...). I thought it would still do, but well, it doesn't.
Wouldn't mind too much if it had been for me, but... when it goes to sewing a gift, I am much harsher on myself... If it's not something I know for sure will absolutely please the recipient, I just don't give it.
So I feel I have wasted many, many precious hours on this... for nothing... If I had spent these hours on Purr-fick instead, I'd be nearly done by now!
Here he is, lying on my desk, and now his eyes seem to be saying, "see, if you'd taken care of me, you'd feel much more rewarded by now!"
Ah well, when it comes to crafting, sewing and the like, things cannot turn out great every time.
And I guess that once I've come over the frustration, I'll pick up this project again and "rescue" it... Some time.