Our guild is having a dinner and secret Santa gift exchange in the New Year. I try to give a gift that is usually handmade by me, plus a little something else.
Again this year there will be a handmade item, and that is what is causing me grief at the present time. The pattern I am using is from a recent issue of a magazine, have you ever had problems with applique patterns in magazines?
This afternoon I did have a couple of hours in which I could sew. So I started to put this project together, everything was going well until I came to the applique pieces. The instructions say----enlarge pattern by 200%, which I did, however, after cutting out the pieces and putting them on to the project as per the picture, grrrrrrrrrrrr, they are not fitting. Now, what do I do, there are two options I guess, enlarge the back of the project so the pieces that I have cut fit, or make smaller applique pieces to fit on the current size of the project. The second option is what I am going to do, less work in the long run. Next time I will certainly check out the sizes etc. before cutting out all of the fabric. Lesson learned.
Will not be able to work on this now until Saturday, tomorrow I am taking my 95 year old Mother to her Dr. for her six month check up and to get a Rx renewal. Then doing what I hope will be the last of my Christmas shopping.