In an effort to expand my sewing skills (and more so because I got access to The Sewing Table), I decided to break out a pack of patterns I bought a while ago and begin sewing myself a stuffed elephant. Sweet, right? The gentle giant.
UGH, WRONG. SO WRONG. (Sew wrong, you might say.)
Maybe because it’s not often that I depend on actual cut-out patterns for sewing projects, or because I’ve more often than not stuck with smaller projects with simpler, written instructions (I’m more of a step-by-step, “here’s how you do it” photo tutorial kind of girl), but after cutting out the pattern and the pieces I needed, I hit a major roadblock: I could NOT understand what they were trying to tell me to do. The images depicting the steps didn’t match the pieces I had cut, and the edges they were saying to pin together didn’t match up because one was curved and one was straight. I was so confused, and I had to be somewhere soon, so I packed it all away to tackle again tomorrow.
I’m determined to become a better sewer and I want to finish so many sewing projects that I’ve already got my eye on, and I guess that learning how to understand patterns is a huge part of that! Who would’ve guessed, huh?