Monday, September 6, 2010
The best advice for sewing is to relax, take your time, and enjoy the process of creating something just for you.
That wise little phrase is written at the beginning of every Colette Patterns book - and I think it's darn good advice.
This is my third pattern from Colette, an independent pattern company out of Oregon. This skirt, like the Macaron dress and Sencha blouse, was very fun to make. Something about that little reminder to take your time and enjoy yourself just makes the sewing process go so much more smoothly. I'm a real finished-product sewer -- I tend to choose patterns because I want to wear them, not because I'm desperate to sew them (though don't get me wrong - sewing is a very fun way to get there). But that reminder to enjoy the process as well as the finished result always puts me in the right mindset.