Hi. My name is Dawn and I am recovering pattern phobic. I mentioned in a previous post that patterns intimidated me. What I failed to mention was how I have gotten around that since I started seriously sewing. My dear friend, Sara, introduced me to the world of internet tutorials. If there is anything you want to try in the realm of crafting, I am almost positive there is a tutorial out there in internet land. Can I just say I am in love with these tutorials? They show you step by step how to make cute stuff and they even have pictures!!!!!
I knew I couldn’t put off patterns forever. It just greatly limited my options. Plus, I just felt plain silly for being anxious about them. I knew I had to conquer my fears. My kiddos need warm hats. It doesn’t get all that cold very often where we live, but there are occasions a warm, fleece hat is a necessity. But I couldn’t find one I thought was cute enough for the price I wanted. So I found a pattern for each child. And today, my mom showed me how to read them. It really wasn’t that hard. I think I picked great patterns with which to get my feet wet. We only got as far as cutting and piecing one of the hats. Alas, I did not get to play with my new toy either. Brother Blessing was very needy today and only Mommy would do. So here’s a preview of what I hope to get to work on later this week….
Pattern for Sister Blessing ( I hope to add a little flower to it):
Pattern for Brother Blessing:
Fabric for both (Sister Blessing’s favorite color is red and she is obsessed with doggies):