|Posted on October 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM|
"I missed my patterns the most"
This spring I had to pack most of my sewing space into boxes to put into storage. I left out enough sewing supplies to sew a few projects. I sewed quite comfortably for a short time, however, I began to miss certain things, including my thread stash. But what did I miss the most? My dressmaking patterns.
Although, I kept out a handful of patterns, they were not enough. I needed my whole collection. I missed using them to plan future projects. I missed comparing them to current trends. I missed just looking through them. I even felt a little lost when new fabric came into my possession and I wanted to contemplate it's possibilities.
After a while, my husband had to climb through our entire household in storage to find them. I am glad I had clearly labeled most of the boxes in there.
Now that I have them back, it does not matter as much that the rest is packed. I can make do with what I have if my patterns are here.
Now that I have built up quite a collection over the years, I try to only buy new ones that have details that are not already represented in my stash (although, once in a while a pattern tempts me beyond good sense). I might already have something that I can use to get the look I am after. Not only does this save money, but the pattern may already be altered to fit me, which is always a plus.
What is your pattern collection like? Do you use the same few over and over? Or do you like to try a new pattern for every project?
Categories: Sewing Space