As I said in my Colette post, I was sick this past weekend and all I felt like doing was sewing. Sewing relaxes me and let's me focus on something else (rather than, "Where did I get this cold? Do we have enough tissues to last the week?").
I had cut out the below pattern six months ago and had actually begun working on it then...
I stopped pretty quickly when I saw the insanity that was going on with the phalanges:
Having to sew these crazy looking things intimidated me so badly that I just stopped working on it altogether. This past Sunday, I decided to just power on through. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the dress version did not even call for these little additions! Since they had held me up for so long and appeared in my mind as a wall, I tackled them and put them on the dress anyway.
Since the dress did not have a very flattering silhouette when finished, my boyfriend suggested I add a fabric belt. I whipped one up using the belt part of the Colette Crepe pattern and voila! My blue dress out of a lovely silk jersey...
I would definitely try this pattern again, but probably the bolero or the shorts. I think this is the only pattern I have that offers those options. I love that the zipper came out so well and that the phalanges really help make the dress an interesting piece!
Has any part of a pattern completely intimidated you??