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the clothing you tried making from a pattern turns out all wrong? Do you try to fix it, if possible? Do you rip it all out and save the material for another project? Do you toss the whole mess, pattern and all in a bag and hide it in the farthest recesses of your sewing/craft storage?<br><br>
I bought this pattern for a summer dress that I thought was cute and would be nice as a maternity dress because it looked very roomy. Well, roomy it was, yes...but flattering, no! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Not only did the measurements on the pattern envelope lead me to make a size too large, but even if I had made it the right size, it would still look like I was wearing a tent...or a potato sack...or maybe even an extra large hospital gown. And there seems to be no fixing it. Even if I take in the shoulder seams so that it fits better under my arms and neckline, I am still going to be swimming in this thing. I tried simply creating a high waistline by tying a length of ribbon around it, but there is just too much fabric...it looks ridiculous no matter what I try.<br><br>
So, now I'm contemplating what to do with the tent. Part of me says to just rip it apart and save the fabric for something else...but that would be alot of work. Part of me says I should wait until July or August and see if my pregnant belly sticks out far enough then to make me change my mind about wearing a potato sack. And part of me just wants to stick this thing in my craft closet and forget about it for a few millenia! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> I hate it when this happens!
 

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Wait to see if your belly will fill it out. Then.....I 'm sure you could use it for another project much smaller. Like baby clothes, burp cloths, etc. I've done this before also. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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It really depends on things like how many pieces the horrible mistake was. If you have, as it sounds like, several large pieces of fabric, I'd cut something new out of them. Like a maternity dress with a more fitted top.
 

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Why - apparently it goes on my UFO shelf. See my other thread in this forum.
 

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Donate it to the thrift shop. One person's "trash" (tent dress, in this case <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ) is another person's "treasure".<br><br>
Otherwise, save it for later in the summer, then donate it if it doesn't work out or after you have your baby.<br><br>
Whatever you do, don't just shove it away somewhere. If you want to reuse the fabric, just cut the seams. Far faster than ripping them out and doesn't waste any usable fabric.
 

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Well, right now, it's hibernating in the "I need to do something with this, but I don't know what and don't want to think about it right now" box. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I still love the fabric, so I'm sure I will end up taking the whole thing apart and using it for something else eventually. I just have to wait for the right pattern/idea to present itself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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