I’m ashamed to admit how much fabric I wasted making this cardigan. So much I’m too embarrassed to confess. Good thing it was only a $1 a yard, or it would truly be a tragedy. I saw something similar somewhere, took a mental picture of it, and then recreated it from memory. Problem was, I couldn’t quite remember, and one thing–and yard–led to another, and long story short, I wasted a lot of fabric but finally figured it out.
I used my basic t-shirt pattern, cut down the middle of the front, curved the corners, and added a circle-ruffle around the edge. It was that silly circle-ruffle that ruffled my feathers (pun not originally intended, but I’m leaving it there with pleasure). At first I thought it was a half circle–it didn’t drape right. And then I FOOLISHLY thought it was just cut on the bias–obviously not. And then I think I tried something else that’s not coming to mind at the moment. At any rate, somehow I finally figured out the the ruffle was cut in a full circle and then felt silly for not seeing it immediately. And now you all are privy to my inclination for silly mistakes.
So what do you do when your projects go South? Do you scrap and start again? Or just scrap? Or do you make like Tim, and make it work?