Post # 1
Ladies, I have to share this because I think it’s hilarious… so last night I was starting to work on my garter belt. I got so excited to do it on my own. So I got all my supplies ready, measured my leg, cut the ribbon, sew it by hand. It looked great. I then proceeded to sow the lace around the ribbon and it looked even better.
Then I inserted the elastic band and as I’m inserting I noticed that the belt was shrinking. I just started laughing by myself… by the time I was done inserting the elastic it was an 1/8 of my leg width hahahaha…. so I realized that I actually have to measure my leg and make that lenght 1 and 1/2 times bigger so that when the elastic goes in it will shrink to the perfect size. So there’s my first DIY mishap lol
So ladies…. do you have any mishaps that you have done and would like to share? 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
Haha, that is too funny! I can literally see it shrinking on your leg right now. Boy, I know how that feels!
Probably my biggest mishap was with the mini bunting I made for our cake. I had to remake it so many times, and it just kept coming out horribly. I was using paper, and it just wouldn’t curve correctly. I eventually decided to move to fabric (much better idea), though when I decided that, I knew that if that attempt didn’t work, I was going to throw in the towel and give up! Thankfully it worked perfectly, though it was really time-consuming because I sewed everything by hand. But it looked absolutely beautiful on our cake, and I’m glad I stuck with it. But it sure was a nightmare getting there!
Post # 4
I’ve made sooo many mistakes, from buying the wrong supplies to buying too much or not enough of stuff, to actually screwing up the project itself. I just took apart a yarn wrapped ampersand because halfway through it just started looking horrid.
Post # 5
My twine wrapped letters took forever and partway through, I realized that I hadn’t planne out my wrapping of the letter H very well. It took some creative cutting and glueing to cover the side parts of the H where the cross-piece is.
Also, I spent a bunch of time DIYing a birdcage veil that I didn’t even end up wearing. Thankfully, my cousin is going to use it this summer for her wedding 🙂
Post # 6
@parasol: It was super funny! My Fiance kept asking me why I was laughing so hard, he doesn’t know I’m making the garter belt so I kept him out of the room lol So glad your came came out good… 🙂
Post # 7
I made a sleeve for my iPad yesterday. Measured it out, test fitted it, it was perfect. Then when I sewed it up, I don’t know what happened, but it shrunk about an inch or so. My iPad couldn’t fit in at all 🙁 I had to start over, but version 2.0 was much better, so in the end it worked out, lol!
Post # 8
I just remember going to Michaels with a list ofsupplies and getting SO overwhelmed. I wouldwander the aisles forever trying to figure out what I needed. Ridiculous! So glad that nightmare is over now!
Post # 9
Tissue pomanders! Total DIY fail on my part. I could not get those stupid pomanders to fluff out and look like the Martha Stewart ones at all! Ugh. I ended up with ugly little balls that looked like shower poufs!
Post # 10
LOL, I’ve redone my bouquets about 3 times! They’re coffee filter flowers so, they take forever to redo! And I’ll love what I come up with, then fall in love with a different idea later. It’s so annoying!!!
Post # 11
Thanks for sharing ladies, these are cute funny stories.
Post # 13
I haven’t had any DIY fails yet, but my cats like to steal the little baggies of crystals I was using to strass my shoes. Chasing them down is no fun!
Post # 14
DIYing my invitations and they’re taking forever and I’m making tons of mistakes! I don’t have any especially funny stories, but my printer has taken the habit of printing on an angle. So frustrating! Apparently when it’s overworked it prints like it’s drunk, lol.
Post # 15
Yes! Fiance did our website, and he spell Virginia wrong! He spelt it Virgina (leaving out the second I) I’m so glad that nothing had gotten printed! I still have it saved.
Post # 16
I just finished 3 hours of DIYing rock placecard holders (30 of them). They look like this (sorta)…
ANYWAYS, it only takes about 2 minutes for each rock… if you aren’t a perfectionist. I rewrapped almost every rock, cut wire short, cut wire way long, hated loops, had rocks fall out of the wire (a-what?!) but in the end it looks great.
Scared for the rest of the DIY’s now though!