Thursday, October 15, 2009

weekend sewing frustration

I love getting books from the library, thumbing through them and looking at all the beautiful pictures, and projects created by professionals. These books make us think we can do it too....well sometimes we can and sometimes we can't. I had a problem with The Guest Room Slippers, I made the largest size, I stood on the pattern to see if it would fit and it seemed close but I was willing to give it a shot. I could not find anywhere in the book or the on the pattern pieces if you should cut a seam allowance or if it was included, also when piecing the she together there was not reference to a seam allowance, so I made the smallest that I could since they were already close to not fitting, some of the instructions were confusing but I have made enough shoes to keep going. In the instructions she refferes to a buttonhole and a carpet in the last step, I have no idea what she is talking about? Well the shoes came out cute as can be BUT THEY DON'T FIT! So I loved them enough to modify the pattern and give them another try...I am pleased with the result but as you can see in one of my pictures I have the first pair which is the smaller one and then the revised size, its not just a's SO small..... still love the book and will try some more projects with caution.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe the difference in size! I think you should email Heather Ross...surely others have had trouble with this pattern too. Oh well, glad you made up the new pattern. Can't wait to try it.