I am starting a new project. One that I've been thinking about for years, and as part of my New Year's sewing resolution am determined to see to completion. I have been taking notes and writing down ideas for this project in my sketchbook for a long time.
And now I'm working on finalizing an overall pattern to follow. Although my instincts are telling me to start big, I am purposely keeping this project smaller in order to make it more realistic for me to finish, around 26" X 38".
I'm already having problems with my pattern; the lines aren't coming together just right, I'm so rusty with my sketching that I'm having to do a lot of erasing and re-drawing (and I even resorted to some correcting tape, ugh!). Which is starting to make a big mess. I might just trace the good parts and add in the rest on a new piece of paper.
As soon as my pattern is finished, I will start hand-dying fabrics for this project. I'm a little rusty on that, too, so I'm already checking back in my old dye notes to brush up on the process.
And wow, I am already completely filled with self-doubt over finishing this project. You know, like will it meet my expectations or will it end up being a complete failure? Sigh. Anyway, sharing my progress with all of you is kind of a double check for me, a way to share my progress, frustrations, and successes through to the end. Definitely stay tuned for this one...