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 15, 2010

It is now or never...

The time has come to face my sewing fears....a pattern that has intimidating me from the beginning, yet the very same pattern that when I first saw it I knew it was the reason I would love sewing.....

The Amy Butler Birdie Sling bag...isn't she pretty? Why have I been intimidated? I don't know exactly...but instead of starting with this one, I decided to try the Amy Butler Frenchy Bag instead and I have loved it. But I was still intimidated.

So I have decided that before I begin any more "tried and true" projects, I am going to attempt the Birdie Sling...especially because without knowing how intimidated I have been, my best friend LL surprised me with the Birdie Sling pattern. She must have known that I needed the little extra push. Friends are funny like that sometimes.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. That's cool that she got the pattern for you. Help give you that "shove" to get it started. :) Way to go, LL. Can't wait to see your results.