Look at these lovely badges gifted to me on Benjy's birthday. Yes, that's right - he's too young to appreciate a birthday present but I am happy to receive on his behalf.
They depict a seamstress wigging out. In one, she's totally confused at how to put the pattern pieces together. In another, she's approaching the mirror in trepidation for a fitting, and in the last one she's looking at her fabric, and her dress form, in complete terror.
Aah such familiar scenes to any keen home sewer!
I am reminded of the time I left a comment on someone's review on Pattern Review that said, "just ditch it."
It was one of those reviews, like a horror movie, that you could actually visualise how it all unravelled with every word. Rule number 1: always use the recommended fabrics. Broken. Rule number 2: always check the finished measurements before beginning sewing. Broken. Rule number 3: know your figure type and don't be persuaded by how lovely it looks on the model. Broken, broken, broken.
How many times have your broken those rules? Me - more times than I care to remember. That's when I get out my little pink bag and send it all off, threads trimmed, to Save Mart. Let someone else enjoy it. Someone will. But me, it's time to move on.
I am reminded of that great quote: sometimes it's better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
ps Miss Smith, can you leave details in a comment about where to source these fabulous badges?