I chose my first project, a "sew easy" pattern from Simplicity (found here ). Luckily the busy print hides the mistakes but up close.... it's bad.
I didn't really know how to gather, so I just kinda did it as I went along, so it's kinda pleat-y and weird. I don't really know how to describe this, but I also managed to catch more fabric in the seam than I meant, so the seams look really weird. In a fit of frustration, I yelled "It looks like I'm drunk!" My then roommate cracked up, and since anytime I messed up on anything I was the "drunken sewer" or the "drunken knitter". She since moved to Boston and whenever I tell her I made something she asks if it looks drunk. As I blog along, I'll include some more recent FOs that actually look sober. :)