Do any of you remember back in January when I posted about all the new Burda envelope patterns for spring? And my two favorites, the coat I ended up making twice and 7063, a top or dress with shirred waistline?
I had great plans for 7063. I had some fabric in the stash I thought would make a cute top, and enough fabric for making a muslin of the dress, with an eye toward making the final dress in a beautiful piece of silk I've had for about a year. And I did begin the dress muslin, but somewhere along the line, I started hating it, and it ended up here:
Sandwiched in between knit yardage and leftover pieces of fabric.
I'm not really sure why I lost steam on this project. I think it had to do in part with being really sick of this fabric I used for the muslin - it was one of those things where I had enough yardage to make something, but was really tired of the print (having used it twice already), so I thought using it for a muslin would be a good solution. But it just kind of made me hate the dress and not want to work on it.
I've also started to realize that when I say I'm making a muslin, what I really mean is "first use of a pattern which I fully intend to wear, and which therefore must be wearable." This one just . . . isn't. And yes, I know I need to adjust my attitude re: muslins.
The other thing is that, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that as cute as it is, I really don't like to wear garments with shirring because I find it uncomfortable - the elastic against my skin feels too itchy. So even if I did make this dress or top, it would probably be one of those things that just hangs in the closet.
So I've decided to let myself off the hook and just not finish this. Which is actually kind of hard for me - it may take me a while, but I almost always finish what I start. I really hate to abandon a project. (Well, not in the case of knitting - I have no qualms about frogging a project if it's not going well. That's part of the beauty of knitting - you get a do-over if you want!)
Have you guys ever fallen out of love with a project halfway through? Do you scrap it, or make yourself finish?