Do you have a beef? I do. Well, maybe beef is a little too harsh for this pet peeve that I have. I don’t mean to pick on pattern companies, there probably aren’t many other options out there for creating multi-sized patterns.
I went looking through my patterns to find a good example of what I am going to write about but wouldn’t you know it? I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. So let’s just start with this picture, shall we?
We have all seen these overlapping lines when we are working with a pattern, and like I said, this is not the extreme of what I wanted to show you. Sometimes you get a pattern that can have many sizes all merging onto one pattern piece. There are patterns out there that can have a size 0 to a size 20, where do all those lines end up? They merge together into one very thick line and THIS is where I say “left, right or center”. You make the choice. I find this to be comical when there is an extremely thick line. It’s just funny and I guess it makes me wonder what the pattern creator was thinking the pattern user was going to do with this thick black line?
I always approach this as if I am at a party and I might have had a little too much tequila (not that this has ever happened). If you are seeing double or triple, you always choose the one in the center, right? So that’s what I do, that and make a muslin, when I can!
Anyway let’s get on with the MMM 2012. Here are Days 11, 12, 13 and today, Day 14.
A “me-made” reversible belt.
Day 12 and 13.
A yellow “me-made” polka dot ponytail holder and for Day 13, Mother’s Day, another Sorbetto. I just can’t help it, I love the Sorbetto so! I used up all my gingham bias tape and then some creating this one.
And today, Day 14.
We are heading into San Francisco to a Giants game. So I pulled out the polka dot orange headband to honor the Giants’ colors. This is an evening game and it is sure to be very cold! I will probably be wearing a knit cap over this headband!