In the meantime, I made a beignet. I had some black cord, and some faulty lining. Those were ok. But then I bought some buttons.
I bought cheaper buttons than the ones I really liked. They go with the lining and they look like peacock feather eyes. I quite liked them in the shop where I was as usual overcome with fabric loveliness and blind to the fact that I never wear blue, or green, or turquoise ... As soon as I got home, I realised that I didn't really like the buttons ...
|The lining cost £1.35/m because the print is faulty. OK for lining a panelled skirt|
I sewed my Beignet in the knowledge that I had made a mistake with the buttons. Now I don't know about you, but when I know that I dislike a detail of something, my heart goes out of the subject but I press on regardless because I've spent the money and I don't like to waste, but I don't take as much care, and then things go wrong, and I end up with a garment that not only is unwearable, but that isn't 'me' and that i'd never wear in a month of sundays ...
|they're really nice ... just not 'me'|
So .. there it is, my Beignet disaster. A skirt which does't fit, which isn't made properly, which is bulky and heavy, and which has really horrible buttons :(
|you cant see, but it's all wrong ..|
I DO like the pattern though. I am not sure cord is the best fabric - it makes a very heavy skirt with all those panels. So I will make this again but with lighter fabric and better buttons. Like these ones which I LOVE but which are triple the price of the ones I bought...
|50p each .. alot when you need 12 buttons but not as much as a wasted project|
What happens when you find yourself not liking your project? Do you abandon for the sake of time and sanity? Or do you press on and then end up with something you don't like?