...and often my daughter won't wear the clothes I make her. It's my crafting shame and not one often talked about in blogland it seems. In blogland all children are enraptured by their mothers' creations, love wearing them, demand more and wear them endlessly. And after gorgeous photos are taken of the item in question, everyone goes off and has organic snacks while playing educational games or communes with nature and some pinecones and then everyone is home-schooled. I wish I lived in blogland...
But no, I live here and there is refusal, sugar, school, Barbies, arguments and tv. And also quite a lot of smooching and cuddles :)
This reflection was brought on by my production of three pairs of really kick-ass leggings that were roundly rejected and one pair was literally flung across the room with the comment "these are the worst pants in the world!" Yeah, we're working on a few anger-management issues in our house at the moment, added to which she's a stubborn and head-strong little so-and-so and has very decided views on what she is willing to wear. I'm actually holding out hope for the leggings as it's progressively getting colder and and even Hazel can't continue to try and dress like it's summer for much longer; but until the moment when rationality kicks in and her legs get cold, those leggings are O. U. T. baby.
But the item that she rejected that really kills me, like actually breaks my heart, was the Zigzag Dress from last year:
I initially bought the Nani Iro fabric for me on my pilgrimage* to Purl Soho, and adored it, but the only time she wore it was for these photos. I can't let it go even though I know it'll never get worn!
So tell me lovely people - what have YOU sewn that hasn't been a success and that still bothers you? Leave a story or a picture or a link to it in the comments and we can all commiserate, pat you on the back and admire the item. Join me in my pity-fest tonight! The more the merrier!
To aid my recovery from the leggings debacle I've been sewing up a quilt! And you know what? She wants it on her bed. If you can't get them one way, sneak around the back and attack them from another direction.
*I'm not joking, it totally was!