A few years ago I started sewing seriously. I'd sewed throughout my life but never with an eye to design, fashion, or fit. Pillowcases, curtains, dog toys and pullovers were some of the easy projects I took on. I covered dining chairs, and made a few pairs of cold weather riding tights. Then I discovered Pattern Review and I was lost in a world of fabric, notions and patterns. Starting with a few basic patterns I had held onto from the 70s, I searched through the pages of PR, finding inspiration in what other members had made. Could I ever do a project as complex as a Mexican wedding shirt, or a Chanel jacket, or even a set of drapes?
From 4 patterns I progressed to ... 161 as of this morning. What was I thinking? I have made up a lot of these patterns, many more than once, but some of them are just plain impulse purchases. Oh wait, I have 10 more coming in the mail as I type. damn. There is no way I can use every pattern, and when I say that, I have to wonder: why buy it?
What about you, readers? Do you have too many patterns?
Too few patterns? Do you just enjoy the thrill of the chase, and love to add to your collection?