|I have finally figured out that avoidance can be a good thing in many situations. I am currently making several summer tops in one particular pattern. It has a shirt tail hem which is not all that easy to make look good. It fights you a bit. AFter the 5th top, it occurred to me that I should have just made a straight hem and avoided the fight. There are many instances where taking the simpler route makes sense. In the same vein, I have learned to use the simplest of patterns. I would normally just pick out something I like regardless of it's complexities.
I'm certain this is not a novel concept to most but I'm certain that there are others like me, who need to be told "KEEP IT SIMPLE!" I wish someone had told me...I'm sure someone has.