Poor Edna! One of these days I am going to learn not to name things while they are being made because then they become personal and I feel responsible for what happens to them! Like Poor Edna.
I bought this really cute pattern about a month ago because I thought the little animals were so cute, the construction was easy and I could make some to sell and become rich and famous.
This may have happened if I had chosen the correct fabric. I bought a couple boxes of fabric this weekend at an estate sale and this blue and white stripe was begging to be Edna the Elephant, so I used it. BIG MISTAKE!!! This stuff raveled like you would not believe! I sewed poor Edna 3 or 4 times and she still kept unraveling. My first inclination was just throw the thing away and start over. But the problem was, I had already named her and had already put her eyes on. I could not throw away poor Edna. So, I quickly whipped up an apron for her to cover the spot on her belly that kept coming apart, added some suspenders to hide the raveling at the shoulders and stuck a flower of the ear that kept coming apart.So now Poor Edna will live in my sewing room, while I try again with a more co-operative fabric. And next time I won't name the elephant or put eyes on until it is finished!!
Have a great day!