Thursday, June 18, 2009
Who Bought This Fabric?
This fabric has been troubling me since I bought it. What was I thinking? No, it couldn't have been me. I think my evil twin, Elaroops, bought this fabric and slipped it into my closet when I wasn't looking. I've changed my mind about the pattern for this fabric at least three times. That was the first sign of trouble. When I assign a pattern to a fabric, usually it stays assigned. As of this minute, I've decided on Kwik Sew 3586, but who knows – I may change my mind again! I finally put my finger on the problem – it's plaid! I looked in my closet. I don't have a lot of plaid. Why not? Because I don't really like plaid. So why did I buy this fabric? I don't know – I must have liked it when I bought it. Usually, I have a feeling of excited anticipation when I start a new project. Not so with this fabric. I just want to sew it up and get it out of the way. When my sewing projects are destined to implode, there is a point where I admit defeat and projects change from "garments" to "learning experiences". That usually happens when I'm almost finished and I realize the garment isn't going to fit. It rarely happens before I even start! At least I'll get practice working with plaids. Although I don't know why I need the practice because I can't see myself buying another plaid ever in life. After this ordeal is over, at least I'll have a new shirt for knocking around. And who knows … maybe I'll like it better when it is made up into a shirt.