12 Jun

Fail: Leopard Accessory

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Pin Reaper: Blendra

My Blog: http://blendra.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/blendra

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/3588874676926708/

What I Did: I was trying to find something to wear with my leopard print boots. Haha.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://blendra.com/laugh/embrace-your-true-self

My Result:

Pinterest Fail leopard boot outfit inspiration


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27 Jul

Fail: DIY Workout Tank

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Name: skyler

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/33847434671725865/, via http://www.blogilates.com/fashion-2/diy-racerback-workout-shirt-tutorial

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What I Did: Tried to make a workout tank…instead turned out to look like a kids shirt. :(

My Result:

pinterest fail DIY workout tank

Next Time I Will:  Won’t be saved…to the garbage. not trying again.

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23 Jul

Fail: Bleached Jeans

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Name:  Bekah

Original Inspiration:  http://advicefromatwentysomething.com/do-it-yourself-bleach-tie-dye-jeans/


What I Did: I didn’t like my plain yellow skinny jeans anymore, and wanted to jazz them up with the marbled bleach stains I had seen on DIY pins. I checked several sites, and all of them said to leave them in the bleach (rubber banded) for 20-30min. I did only 20min. I rinsed them after I was finished, but I could already tell something was wrong. I saw some holes, but I figured it might give it a cool, worn in look. When I ran them the the washing machine and took them out…they looked like a cross between zombie pants and pirate pants. I figure my Halloween costume will be covered…

My Result:

pinterest fail bleach jeans

Next Time I Will: I have done a little work to them afterwards. I turned them in to cut-off shorts with a frayed edge, and then cut triangles on both sides and stitched in lace like I’ve seen on other pics. Luckily, after that they are much more appealing for public use on days other than Halloween!



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31 May

Fail: Bleach Bride T-Shirt

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Name: Laura

Twitter: twitter.com/laurapickart

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/175570085445698685/


What I Did: I thought this would be a great alternative to puffy painting over a dozen shirts for a Bachelorette Party. Right? Not so much. 1) the bleach bled WAY further than I thought. 2) Apparently the pink shirt I chose doesn’t bleach to white, but a slightly lighter pink, even though I left it on for 23 minutes (longer than recommended). 3) I chose a design and font that while adorable, doesn’t convert to bleach.

*It’s supposed to say “Jenny’s Bachelorette Party” with the date 04.27 and a big diamond ring

At least I still had the iron-ons for the bridal party, and the receipt for the rest of the shirts–so I only ruined one!

My Result:

 pinterest fail bleach bride tshirt

Next Time I Will: We decided that this project only works under the same conditions as the blogger used originally–giant letters, giant images on pastel colored clothes.

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24 Apr

Fail: Dress Pattern

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Name: Abby @ Trial & Error Creativity

My Blog: http://trialanderrorcreativity.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thatabbyrose

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/156077943305967450/

What I Did: Now, this should’ve been a simple dress. A simple, simple, simple dress. A simple, simple, simple pattern for a simple, simple, simple dress. And it was: Take a yard of fabric, cut it into 4 long rectangles, sew it all together (save for arms and head), sew in some elastic. Viola.

So — how do you completely mess up something so easy? Get the wrong #%&ing fabric.

I found the fabric online and I was enamored. Of course, anyone worth their weight in sewing equipment will tell you that you need to feel the fabric before you buy it. But I wasn’t thinking about that. All I thought was cherry blossoms — pretty, pretty! So the above is what I ended up with before the elastic. Pretty in its own right, right? Wrong. I tried it on and the fabric had no give to it. I looked silly, to be quite frank. To call it a red rectangle would be a misnomer, since even rectangles look better than this mess.

Now it was time to just wing it. So, I clipped, I hemmed, I tried on again. Terrible. Lathered, rinsed, repeated — still terrible, only with thinner straps.

So I tried one.more.time. And I made them thinner than I ever thought they were going to be. The upshot is that I got to trim the straps inwards toward the neck, a European style for dresses that I love but can never seem find in stores. And then, I pinned, I hemmed, and it didn’t matter how bad it looked. I was done with those straps. I didn’t care if I looked like a homeless person mugged a transvestite. I was done.

I ended up with what you see below, which isn’t bad, but is terrible getting on and needs a belt to hide how unflattering it is.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://trialanderrorcreativity.blogspot.com/2013/02/pinterest-fail-simple-stitch-dress.html

My Result:

pinterest fail dress pattern

Next Time I Will:  Get better fabric! I can see this working with a nice cotton fabric — something with a little give!

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