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.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I aspire to be....

I aspire to be the person who can sew this pattern.

It is my dream project.



  1. You could TOTALLY make that. Seriously - all a pattern is, is a puzzle. A puzzle that comes with directions about how to put it together. You already know how to sew, right? Clearly you can sew straight lines, curves, no problem. YOU CAN MAKE THAT GARMENT!
    My guess is that there are about 10 pattern pieces. Heck, you can complete a 10 piece puzzle. Please, GO FOR IT!

  2. I am sure you can do it too. You never know unless you try :)

  3. Aspirations are good, goals are better, and attempts are the best. :) Completions are just icing on the cake! Can't wait to see it. Because I know we will.

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