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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Great Coverup

Sometimes something goes wrong in your sewing that lends itself to a wonderful design opportunity! Yesterday I was stitching up a simple knit cardigan to wear to work today. I was nearly finished when I was summoned by my husband to make a Smoothie for him. Being the dedicated newlywed that I am, I put my wants on the backburner to take care of his needs! When I got back to my sewing this is what I discovered!

I was amazed at how calm I was. My first thought was "what can I do to fix this?" After mulling it over for a few hours I decided to just cut another lower back section, finish it with the same lettuce leafedging, shorten it a bit and stitch in place just above the burn.



This is how I wore it today. The dress was purchased on clearance in 2008.


The pattern is Simplicity 2560 and it is the second time I've made it. The full review can be seen on PR. The first review can been seen by clicking here.



23 comments:

  1. Brilliant!!! In my sewing group we call that a "design feature." ;)

    I was just looking at that pattern online, I need something lightweight for the over-A/Ced places this summer- This looks perfect!

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  2. Great save, it looks great.

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  3. Cute cardigan and clever save!

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  4. A happy accident - love those!! It looks really pretty with that dress :)))

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  5. Nice save!! It looks really cute with the extra ruffle.

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  6. That was a good save and it looks pretty with your dress.

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  7. That's a great professional look.

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  8. What a great save!!! You looked hot at work today!

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  9. Great save! That turned out to be an awesome creative option!

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  10. So outstanding! I love the 'save' and it looks like it was meant to be. Very nice!!!

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  11. Hello "PR Member in Focus". That came out so well. Good thing you stayed calm. Love the dress, too.

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  12. Good save! Glad you had enough extra fabric for the second ruffle.

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  13. Great cover-up! And congratulations on being featured on patternreview!

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  14. Fantastic save! Wonderful work. If you hadn't pointed out that it wasn't intentional, I would never have known!

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  15. staying calm does it every time... good save3♥

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  16. cute cute cute!! Isn't it great to be able to sew?? Excellent save!

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  17. Clever!!! I really like how this turned out. By the way, I tried out my clapper finally this past weekend. I love it.

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  18. Very smart fix. Your jacket looks fantastic. But next time, make him make his own smoothie!

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  19. Like your jacket and the way you recovered the piece was very creative. Looks great on you!

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