New Pattern and a confession
Inspired by my new knits courtesy of Carolyn, I am completely ignoring my shortlist and making a knit dress. I need a quick project and a new garment to put into the work wardrobe rotation. Last night I asked my Facebook peeps to recommend a knit dress pattern for one of my new knits.
I went through my capacious box of patterns and came up with my favorite, M6069, among others, and most of my peeps agreed with me. I have loved this pattern ever saw Trena’s and Allison’s versions last year.
My print knit and this pattern are a perfect pairing. Last night I prepared the pattern and pre-treated my fabric, so tonight I am ready to start working on it. Can’t wait! I know better now, though, than to say it will be finished tonight. But you never know.
My confession part of the post is that I was tempted to use some of the border knits in my stash for my next project, but ultimately I decided to use one of my newest acquisitions. I’m sure the novelty of the newness was a draw for sure, but I have to admit that I shy away from using my border knits actually. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but now I think I know why.
I am terrified of matching prints, plaids, stripes, etc. There’s also the design decisions to be made. I think a constant theme of my blog has been how stymied I become in the face of design decisions. Do I put the border here or there? Which seams do I want to make sure look seamless. Blah blah blah. I think about all the careful cutting and all the decisions to be made and then my eyes glaze over. And then I turn to the prints where matching isn’t that important or solids where it’s not even an issue.
So, do you choose your projects based on ease or avoid perceived difficulties too? Now, this doesn’t always happen to me, but this time simplicity definitely won me over.
Talk back to me!