No I don't like to go around bragging about my failures but I'm just keeping it real here folks. Sometimes an idea in my head is much better off left in my head. Case in point, this lovely sweater project. The great idea I had was to make an applique like a rag rug. A rag rug is simply pieces of cloth knotted through some kind of grid base to create a relief effect.
Initially I thought about knotting the strips of fabric directly through the knit of a sweater but I was worried I might ruin the sweater by stretching it out so I decided to make an applique and then stitch it on afterwards.
The theory sounds great right? The reality of the finished product isn't as great. I have succeeded in making myself look larger and possibly like walking piece of carpet.
The applique is very heavy and weighs down the sweater. Also it puffs out… lots right over my boobs. Overall it just seems awkward which is too bad because I like the look of it. It is very disappointing when a DIY doesn't turn out as expected since so much time is wasted on it.
Now I am going to remove the applique from the sweater and possibly put it on a pillow instead. It's a shame, but I know I won't wear this as it is.