Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Hard Part

A few of my recent posts have been about my newly discovered love for sewing and all the things I am learning, not just about sewing, but about the process.....slowing down, focusing on doing it right, and patience. Oh, patience. So here is where impatience about gets the best of me....

I also recently posted about my new project, The Amy Butler Birdie Sling bag. Anyone that has seen this pattern knows that it requires three coordinating for the the exterior, one for the the top panels and handles and one for the interior. Not so hard right? Wrong.

Notice how the three photos above only show two coordinating fabrics? Exactly!And here is where my lack of patience about gets the best of me because I want to work on a Sling Bag today so badly, but I also only want to do it with the perfect fabric to complete each bag. Even if it is only for the interior. I will not compromise. I will not compromise. I will not compromise. I will wait for the perfect fabric. Sigh.


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