Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One Step Backward

I'm so bummed I didn't get my May UFO finished! Actually, I didn't even start it--but I have an excuse. . sort of.

This beautiful silk brocade, satin lining and squishy-wrinkly lapel fabric is going to be a jacket. I made a 'muslin' of the pattern just so it would fit perfectly--wouldn't want to waste the $85 I spent on this fabric!--and when I went to start the project, I COULDN'T FIND THE PATTERN!!  I found the package, the cover photo and the parts of the pattern I didn't use but can't find the pieces I need in my size! I looked ALL over my sewing room but, evidently, only the places where it wasn't--LOL!

I will keep looking and I WILL make this jacket even if I have to buy the pattern again. Good thing the fabrics are suited for fall so I have time.

My #8 UFO for June is a pretty easy one: A wall hanging I started probably 2 years ago that says "September". If I recall, I started it in plenty of time-- like JUNE--and finished the top the end of August. Of course, That's where I stopped. All I have to do is pin it and quilt it which will only take a small amount of time. YAY!

Check out all the successful UFO finishers (who WERE able to find their patterns) on Judy's blog.


Donna~~ said...

HAHA You sound just like me in losing the pattern! Undoubtedly you put it somewhere safe so you could find it! ;) It will be a lovely jacket for can have a photo taken wearing it in front of your June UFO, and be oh so seasonal!

Debbie said...

Sounds like you can still get the pattern...that's a relief. I have a pattern I want to make for a blouse and I'm confused because I obviously cut out the pattern before as the paper pattern is "used" but I don't have any recollection of it...and I still have the fabric I planned to use that is uncut. It is expensive fabric so I'm thinking I planned a cheapo version to try out...can't find it! My May UFO was easy and I didn't finish either...oh no...I hope it's not the start of a trend.

Jennifer Woo said...

You made my night!! I spent two days looking for the fabric for one of my applique projects and could not find it. I knew I had some left but it was no where to be found. Went to BOM at Cloth Carousel and the were out. Came home to look some more and after another 2 hours of going through all my fabric containers, I found the missing 2 yards. I feel for you. As soon as you buy the patter again, you will find the missing pieces.