I try to be pretty honest about my sewing journey and share the lows along with the highs. As much as I would love everything I sew to be a win, sometimes things don’t go as planned for whatever reason and the finished make isn’t everything I’d hoped it would be. And this Jarrah is literally the worst. I hate it. And yes those strong words are warranted.
It comes down to poor fabric choice. I really wanted a nice black sweater, one that was textural and chic and would just go with everything. I thought I had found the perfect sweater fabric. it was wool, very pricey and had an amazing texture and weight to it. It seemed perfect. What I didn’t consider was how it would feel against my skin. I sewed up the entire thing, excitedly put it on… and immediately ripped it off again. You’d have thought there was a spider in there that’s how fast it came off. It was just THE WORST. So horribly, horribly itchy. I can’t stand to wear it. Even if you wear it with long sleeves underneath there always seems to be some part of your body that is exposed and touching the sweater.
The only time it’s ever been worn was when I took these photos.
So I said goodbye to it and put it in a donation bin. And now I’m just hoping against hope that someone with a very high itch tolerance finds it hehe.
I always like to find a lesson in my fails, and I think this one is really all about making sure you consider how the fabric will feel when you’re wearing it. It’s so easy to get swept away in the moment, but from now on, I will be wrapping myself in any fabric before I start sewing… just in case ;)