Friday, February 19, 2010
What I like about you - the Simplicity 4074 knit dress
Dear Simplicity 4074. When you first appeared in the catalog - back in July 2006 - I couldn't resist your charms. You were an immediate addition to my pattern collection.
By October 2006 I had purchased the perfect knit fabric to create you.
I even had you almost completely sewed by December of that same year. And that's when your charm no longer worked on me.
You see, I hated the way you looked when I placed you on my body. I thought maybe it was the length...perhaps I should have sewed you shorter. Or maybe it was the self fabric belt...perhaps you needed more of a contrast.
I just didn't know. I only knew I didn't like you.
I know that's hard to hear, but it's true.
So I hid you in the back of my sewing closet hoping to forget you. But every time I choose a new fabric I'd see you. Even though the guilt would begin to gnaw away at me, I'd pretend I hadn't seen you.
Finally, last year, in an attempt to make you a winner, I had cut you so you'd be shorter. And optimisticly tried you on. But I still didn't like you.
But when the current UFO contest was announced at PatternReview I knew it was time to finally complete you. I threaded my machine and finished your hem. And tried you on when I returned home from work last night.
So what do I like about you? Your lovely shade of teal that matches my (cheapo) shoes almost perfectly.
I really wanted to like you. I'm sorry. I tried. I really did.
Now it's time to let you go so another can discover your charms and enjoy wearing you. Pin It