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When to ditch a pattern
What are the telltale signs to move on?
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Date: 8/21/13 5:52 PM

At what point do you abandon a pattern? Are there red flags that alert you that your time is better spent on another pattern?

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Date: 8/21/13 9:22 PM

If I compare a pattern to TNT and it is way off in terms of fit I ditch it. If you can get better fit and similar details in another pattern no need to hang on! I now recycle patterns that do not work for me. If there is a detail I like like a pocket I may save only that piece and sometimes just the illustration.

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Date: 8/21/13 9:35 PM

I think that if you are asking yourself these questions, you have reached that point. Unless the pattern is so unique that you can't possibly find one that will produce a similar result, it's time to cut your losses and move on.

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Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

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The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



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Date: 8/21/13 10:04 PM

Quote: Karla Kizer
I think that if you are asking yourself these questions, you have reached that point. Unless the pattern is so unique that you can't possibly find one that will produce a similar result, it's time to cut your losses and move on.

Such wisdom! Thank you.
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