Ehem... Today's post dear readers, is about how to turn your mistakes into new possibilities.
I was working on this design for a skirt. So the upper filet part was to be at the hips that was supposed to have a luxurious, net-like, knee-length fall-down. However, I didn't like how that was progressing and frogged the lower part countless times. I must admit, the heat wave had its own great influence here, because it was driving me crazy and truly clouded my thinking.
So in my umpteenth time trying to get it right, I made Eva try it, and I wasn't satisfied with what I was seeing. I am not a quitter, but it was still too short after hours of working and re-working, so I decided to throw my towel in and call it quits. But, bless my girl! She just slid it up and said: "Why don't we make this a top?" I swear - I could have cried right then and there, but I was too excited, because I LOVED IT! I added a shelled trim to it to finish it and that was it!
Now, you cannot see this, but being measured for the hips, it is too wide for the bust, so the top is tied at the back for these pictures. I wanted to see if the design would really be good for a top. I have to change the measurements to fit, and I plan to add either shoulder straps or ties to it, because I don't want to sew an elastic to it and leave as is. I am letting it cook in my head for a while, but hopefully there will be a pattern for this lovely.