I’ve heard so many times that to truly be great at something I have to practice, practice, practice. I comfort myself with that truth after most projects, and it wasn’t any different after I made the Delphine skirt. This skirt made me so excited. It’s one of the first patterns I’ve used that really felt like my style. I picked out a fern green denim I still can’t look at without smiling. Me and the color green, we just have a connection.
I chose the pattern that matched my measurements exactly and I had just enough fabric to cut out my size. After sewing, the pattern claimed I would have a little extra room in my waist and hips. Well something went wrong somewhere. The skirt does fit. It just doesn’t lay where it should. I also became very tired the last night I was working on it. I learned a tired Pamela is no good at sewing. The hem is very uneven, but I just didn’t care that night. It did help me see I have a breaking point. I need to be efficient with my time and listen to my body when it tells me to rest.
The color still makes me smile and I’m happy I made it. It might not look right on me, but it’s another project I finished. It’s more lessons learned, fingers pricked, and time spent cultivating my skills.
Are you able to find encouragement in your botched garments?