We all have them.
Yes, you know you do.
Those projects that you have cut out and left sitting on the ironing board–those unfinished sewing projects–we like to think they will disappear if we just kick them under the bed, but they do not.
They stick around.
Until you face them…
Yep, even I have unfinished sewing projects. Would you like to know how I store them and get them done?
I actually keep my unfinished sewing projects in a shoebox:
And as you can see in the photo above, I keep them together with the original patterns. Sometimes I keep the name of the doll I was sewing for, with them, so I can remember who those projects were meant for.
But how do I tackle them?
One at a time, of course!
And I take the whole shoe box with me on camping trips and road trips. That way, if I’m bored while traveling or sitting around the campfire during a family trip, I can whip out my box of unfinished projects and make baby steps — sew a little bit here; sew a little bit there.
And if I really hate a project — like maybe the project got part-way finished but I just didn’t like the way it looked — I cut it into something different.
I alter it, to make it into something I’ll be happier with. Something fresh and new.
Once again, it’s time to mention my doll clothes pattern alteration class!
In my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns,” you will learn how to make long sleeves shorter, how to make short sleeves longer, and how to lengthen and shorten pants patterns for your doll clothes.
Not only that, but I share my “magic resizing formula” with you.
It shows you how to take a skirt pattern that fits an 8″ doll like this one:
and make it fit a 10″ doll like this one:
And there’s no specific time limit to your courses. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.
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