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Posted on:11/21/08 8:36 AM
Last Updated:11/21/08 9:06 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 6 people    Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Sharon1952 said... (11/22/08 8:56 AM) Reply
Thanks for the complete review. I think it is important that we review our failures because it keeps the experience more real for the beginning sewer to know we all have failures. I know more than once I've relegated a pattern to the "not for me" pile when it was me! I chose the wrong type or hand of fabric. I ignore a Loes Hines pattern for years until I decided to make it again- now I have about 8 versions of it in my wardrobe- I just have to choose the right kind of fabric.
shesflipped said... (11/22/08 8:02 AM) Reply
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. So many times when things don't work out, it feel that it's 'just me', and tend to be very hard on myself. Sewing really is a big learning experience, sometimes it's helpful to be reminded of that!
quathy said... (11/21/08 12:46 PM) Reply
I whole-heartedly agree with the above comments. Thanks for posting the review, even though you didn't care for the results on the first try. until I started sewing , I didn't even realize what styles look better on me, and I'm still learning a lot about style with each garment I make. I feel the rewards of sewing are not just finishing a project with a wearable piece, but more about learning and appreciating the different aspects of each project, even if I end up tossing the resulting garment. thanks for the review! :)
EleanorSews said... (11/21/08 12:09 PM) Reply
What a shame this did not work for you. But it was thoughtful to publish the reveiw and maybe save someone else from a mistake. Like "perservering", I am returning to sewing for self and understand the trials and tribulations of the right pattern design with the right fabric for the body we have now. Not always as simple as it once was!
persevering said... (11/21/08 10:27 AM) Reply
Sorry this didn't work for you. What I'm doing on Patternreview is learning a lot - since life is not such that sewing is a sensible option for me right now - and I do, when I can, want to make outfits that flatter me when I sew. So as much as it hurts, I need to realize that my stash & patterns are not the best for me - to make choices with a lot of thought, not to sew what is just not attractive for me - and learn by seeing others - what is attractive on others with similar builds - what is not self-defeating to sew (difficulty of pattern / skill level just too challenging for time I'm comfortable to spend ) & learn from others until I can actually sew - their figures may not be their "ideal" but despite not always making the best choices, when they make/wear something flattering they look attractive & no matter what figure they have, they look BEAUTIFUL. Empowering, n'est-ce pas? Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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