Flop Friday – The Grey Skirt
So a few years back when Maxi skirts and dresses became so much more popular I snagged a grey maxi skirt from target. I literally grabbed it and threw it in my cart and hoped for the best as I flew through Target with my three small sons in tow. Shopping for clothes and actually trying things on was paramount to torture with my three busy boys, so I threw it in and hoped for the best. I LOVED that skirt. I wore it often. Here it is, I went to a conference in Texas with my step-mother-in-law.
Try to disregard the hair. The skirt fit like a glove and it was so comfy while giving the appearance of effort. Tragically, the skirt met it’s end when I was moving chairs around on my deck and rusty water spilled on it. It was stained badly all over and couldn’t be salvaged.
Not long ago I stumbled on what I thought was a fun fabric and an opportunity to replace my skirt. Oh, how wrong I was. First of all let me say that this is such a simple project I should have knocked this one out of the park but my fabric choice turned out to be horrible and even while I was cutting out the pattern I realized this was going no where good.
So without further ado . . . here is the disaster.
Oh where to start? So many horrid outcomes. It was huge, as you can see. It also was textured which I thought was unique until I started cutting it out and realized this was about to create chaos, which it did.
Don’t even get me started on this . . .
Don’t even ask me. It’s just horrid.
Basically, I have no words. My 17 year-old saw the pictures and asked where the skirt was, but it was long gone. I literally took the pictures and dumped it in the trash. Onward we go. No looking back on this one. I can hardly look at the photos.
This especially should assure you that sewing will be punctuated with failures. My first flop was due to a fabric choice but the actual construction of the dress was actually quite good. The second was a seriously complicated Vogue dress and the construction was good but executions was rough. This . . . this skirt is a simple pattern. I’ve done waaaaaay harder things. This is embarrassing, mostly because the construction is a mess! Sigh.
See you next month for the next Flop Friday!