I think I may be suffering from a strange malady that I heretofore did not know existed. This would be a strange, wasting illness brought on by repeated sewing of a favorite pattern, something ostensibly a TNT and therefore a pattern that should not cause strange symptoms like multiple UFOs in the sewing room.
I have two unfinished Fatinas right now. One is the dress with the holes, to be explained fully whenever I finish it, and the other is my most recent UFO, a Fatina made from a charcoal gray and yellow windowpane plaid with bias accents. On the first, I misplaced my silk organza that I needed to make the holes, and by the time I found it, I'd lost something else - my interest in the dress. It'll come back, just not sure when.
For the second one, I had originally planned a cut-on kimono-style sleeve. This involved a minor change in the cutting out of the bodice, a change that failed to happen because I was cutting fabric at 10:00 p.m. and I was being very, very careful not to screw up and so I cut exactly around the pattern pieces. Thereby screwing up, since I needed to cut outward.
No biggie, I decided. I'll add sleeves instead. I had a perfectly good sleeve from my wedding dress that fit the Fatina bodice. I dug out the sleeve, I adapted it to the length I wanted, I cut. To make it interesting, and to match the bias band on the skirt, I cut the sleeves on the bias. I'm not sure if this was my mistake, or if simply adding a sleeve to have a sleeve was the mistake. The bias sleeves looked wonky. They fit perfectly fine, but I didn't like them. At all. So I cut them off, and bound the armholes with bias strips. That worked. And binding the neckline with bias worked. Right now, I'm not happy with the bias at the bottom. I think it may not be wide enough, but I'm letting that idea percolate for a while because I really don't want to recut the bias band and waste a ginormous amount of my remaining fabric, which has since informed me it would like to be a skirt.
I'm on the verge of making a quick knit dress to get over myself and see if that makes it better.
Have you had that happen before? A perfectly good pattern that you've made multiple times just suddenly up and misbehaves? Or worse yet, threatens to bore you?