I loved that word. Wadder. I just found that in blog world this week. I can't remember where I first saw it used, but I swear I've never seen it before and now I see it all over the place. From what I can deduce, a wadder is a failed garment that you toss into the corner in a wad. Unfortunately, the discovery of this word coincides with my own wadder.
Remember how excited I was to make this skirt? Didn't work out so well.
I have no pictures, but trust me on this one. It came out HUGE. I used my body measurements, and I even went down a size in the waist because I knew I wanted it snug, and I still had to take 2 inches off the waist. Then, as I tried to cut out 2 inches, I think my back seamline got all off and my zipper ended up crooked. I redid the zipper like 3 times, but it was still all off.
So what are your options when you have a wadder? This is what I'm dealing with...
1. Let it sit in a wad in the corner until I'm calm enough to tackle it again (this is where I currently stand)
2. Scrap it and use the fabric for something else- this fabric happens to match my bedroom decor. If step 1 above doesn't work out, I might put it in a frame and hang it on the wall. Or I could make a decorative pillow.
While my wadder wastes away in a corner, I'm in need of some instant gratification. I'm not sure exactly what to sew next, nothing in my queue is super easy. Although not quite instant, I picked up my knitting needles after a long hiatus for some distraction.
I chose a nice, simple little cardigan pattern from Lion Brand Yarn's free patterns:
This can be found on Ravelry here.
I'm using a red cotton yarn that I bought for another project. Although knitting is always slow going (I'm still on the raglan increases after a week of working on this), I'm very happy with how nice it looks. Check out how even these stitches are!