"Pattern?" I chuckled. "I don't need a pattern - I've been on a clothing roll and how hard can a simple elastic waist skirt with tulle be?" I think we all know where this is headed...
Looks innocent and cute enough while it's lying on the ground...but people, this was NOT a cute skirt on my body. I cut the topskirt layer too big so that it gathered way too much. As if that wasn't bad enough, I cut the 4 layers of tulle and the shimmery blue underskirt not large enough so that the amount of gathering on those layers was just...weird. Volume was not my friend here. But honestly, I don't really know what I was thinking to begin with. My bottom half doesn't really need any extra volume, so even if I had executed this properly, it still probably would not have had me looking my best.
This skirt was NOT leaving my house on my person. But all that fabric waste made my heart (and wallet) hurt. It was just too pretty to let sit rolled into a sad ball in the bottom of my closet. After seeing some very cute clutches and bags at our SMQG Yankee Swap this past weekend, I went searching for During Quiet Time's Ruched Happy Bag pattern and went to work.
Fabric saved and a fail turned Far Far Away fabulous!! Even the shimmery fabric got saved as a nice decorative detail.
I was so excited about the ability to make lemonade from my lemon skirt (plus I had a TON of skirt that needed to be chopped up) that I pulled a few more colors from my stash and started a clutch factory.
And hey...did you know that today is Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day?? How fabulously convenient! I've made a few and I'd like to giveaway more than one clutch - just means more chances for you to win :)
So here are the rules: Leave a comment and tell me one of your fabric fails - or if you've been lucky enough to not have one! Don't forget to tell me your favorite colored clutch :) Leave a second comment if you follow my blog AND leave a third comment if you follow me on Instagram (@simplesewendipity). I will ship internationally, so don't be shy if you're not in the United States - the more, the merrier!
The comments will close on December 12th at 8pm EST and winners will be notified on December 14th. These would make a really cute gift for someone or (even better) a gift for yourself! Can't wait to hear from you all and enjoy the giveaway here and at all the other link ups :)