The "fabric" in this restyle project started out as a ladies size 24 skirt. I paid $2.99 for it. Let me tell you, this was a very well made skirt. Ripping the stitching out took quite a bit of time. But I finally got it all taken apart.
I picked up a few vintage patterns at the Communities In Schools Resale Store in New Braunfels for $.175 each (yep that's seventeen and a half cents). I chose the sleeveless top circled for this restyle project.
I cut out the pattern before I realized this was for stretchy fabric only. I thought "since its a size 12, maybe it will work anyway".... but after I pinned the pieces together and tried it on without stitching it, I realized "OH NO" its way too tight. So, then I thought I could modify the design and make a vest out of it. Cut, snip, pin; and still too tight. So this attempt was a MAJOR FAIL! Perhaps after a little more experience with simpler projects I can go back to this and make it work somehow.
I am posting this so any other individuals who are learning to sew, know they are not alone if it results in failure.
Have you had a sewing failure? Don't be ashamed, its a learning experience. And... although very disappointed, I am not ashamed.