Friday FAIL

I am starting a new post series. I really hope it doesn’t become a permanant post on my blog though:) At least, of my projects!! I don’t lilke the idea of failure. Who does? But it’s even worse when you’ve built yourself up and been sooooo excited about the project for months and when you finally finish, or almost finish, you realize what an epic fail it turned out to be. It’s a sad day in the Blethen household.

Last night I threw up my hands in frustration as I realized the pj’s I was stressing about getting done for my kids just won’t work out this year. The pattern was easy enough, the instructions didn’t seem too hard, but when you actually sit down with the fabric and pins to sew it all up it’s a different world. It’s a lot harder than I thought.

The zipper proposed to be an annoyance. I think I’ve decided I never want to sew zipper pj’s again! Not. Fun. At. All.

Then there was the mishap of cutting the wrong length on one of the pieces of leg pattern:


You will also notice that both the front and back of the leg has half circles cut out of them. I realized that the back part of the leg was supposed to not have the half circle cut out!! UGH!!

So, I had to sew on an extra part to make up for the missing material. It took a while for me to figure out how to do this and it doesn’t look the greatest, but whatever.

Sewing on the feet on these Classic Feeted PJ’s was THE worst part of it all thought!!

I finished putting the feet on it Wednesday night and had Brynnan, my 6 year old try it on for me and it’s too small. I don’t even remember what size I cut out!:P I think it was a 6T. So, even if I had the time or patience to try again, I would have to start over at square one and buy more fabric and make all 3 pj’s by Christmas Eve day.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that much patience!! I’m already stressing out enough to last a lifetime, I don’t need to add more to that. SOoooo, Mark and I decided we’ll just buy the boys Christmas pj’s. I think I’ll start my Christmas present making at the beginning of the year in 2013 so I won’t have to deal with this stress load!! So not fun!!


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