Uncle!

I am calling Uncle on Vogue 8827!  It is just not working for me.

The more I work with this pattern it is very clear that it is not drafted well at all.  The draping of the collar is not working well and I think it has something to do with the facing piece not drafted correctly as this is the side one will see when wearing it.  Also having to attach ribbon inside for tying to keep dress closed is not pleasing.  Others used button and loop or redrafted to use the ties to go through side seams and tie like with a real wrap dress.

The more I worked with this the more I disliked what I was doing.  I came to the realization that I would probably only wear the dress once or not at all after completing.  I can be somewhat OCD when it comes to sewing projects.  Calling uncle and putting it all aside was such a relief.

I have more fabric and better dress patterns to sew.  Plus some skirts and tops are calling my name.

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  1. How frustrating. I wish I was better about knowing when to call it quits.

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    1. I normally don't and then when I finish a garment that just isn't going to work out I am sooooo disappointed and think about time I could have spent trying something else.

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  2. This was in perfect timing to Sham's post to Vogue. Another example of poor quality pattern drafting by the big 4.

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    1. Yes, it is. When I read her post I kept thinking she was talking about this dress.

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  3. I have problems with sleeves on Vogue patterns.. it is so frustrating! I so love your sense of style!

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    1. Even the sleeves on this one were not fitting well and the shoulder was so wide.

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  4. Gee, isn't this a first? After all these years of reading your blog I don't ever remember you calling Uncle on a project. Tossed wadders, yes, because of displeasure with the fit, but not because you knew you'd not like wearing the final garment and didn't want to push through to the end. This pattern must be One Hot Mess!.

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    1. I have a called Uncle a few more times, but I don't normally. The reviews on PR have not been all that favorable. Most found ways to make it work.

      I like to think I am older and wiser now and it is okay to call it quits. Because I am older now, I decided life is too short to mess with a pattern that is just so-so.LOL!

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  5. Oh, bad luck. It's no good when you can't rely on the pattern being correct

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    1. It does have some flaws and with 20/20 hindsight I think my fabric was not working for this pattern either.

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  6. Such a shame. Any way you can salvage some of that pretty fabric?

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    1. I ave put it aside and thought I may be able to do something with it, if nothing else perhaps a sleeveless top.

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  7. Sorry this one didn't work out. I have it too and was hoping to make it soon. Thanks for the warning.

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    1. Read the reviews at PR first. I think your sewing skills are more advance than mine and you can make this work. It runs large and others came up with ways to get closure underneath than using ribbon ties.

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  8. Uh oh! Well, glad you stopped before you ripped up the fabric in frustration! Good for you :-)

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    1. I hope that I can salvage some of the fabric for maybe a sleeveless top of some sort

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