Sewing Semi-Fail


/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-priority:99;
mso-style-qformat:yes;
mso-style-parent:””;
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin-top:0in;
mso-para-margin-right:0in;
mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt;
mso-para-margin-left:0in;
line-height:115%;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”;
mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;
mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;
mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;
mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

For the first time in a while, I got my sewing machine out over the weekend.  I made a dog bandana for the family dog, Patrick.  His Royal Furriness is a black and white field Springer spaniel, ten years old, and very active.  And he loves to wear bandanas.  Seriously!  Only the one I made him was WAY too big.  Hence the fail of this project.
I got the fabric at Wal-Mart and had a nice conversation with the lady working in the fabric and sewing section.  She apparently has three little dogs that she sews for, too.  I like the blue and black cotton fabric that resembles the bottom of a pool.  It looked nice on Patrick, and I have some left, so I will try again using this fabric.

Click here for a link to the site I got my directions from.  I believe I should follow them more carefully next time.  Still, I’m counting this only as a partial fail because I did manage to sew something that resembled what it should be.  Also, I was able to follow the directions, more or less.  So, I did have some success.  And my seams weren’t horrible, either. 
Next time, I need to pay more attention to the size I need to make.  Patrick wears a 19 inch collar, so I need to adjust for that next time.   I also have some other ideas for geeky dog bandanas once I get the pattern down.  Until next time, I will try again, and keep on trying until I get it right.
Anyone have a really big dog that would like a dog bandana?  First one to respond gets it.  Just leave me a comment, and we’ll work out the details.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s