Which leads me to the concept of pattern Metamorphosis. I mean, how many of us have done this? Taken a pattern we like (or an idea if we didn't have the perfect pattern) and then started changing it, so at the end, what we had was different in some substantial -or subtle- way from where we started. I do it all the time, and it routinely gets me into trouble, because I have a
So, here is a little project, that started from this pattern idea.
What caught my eye in this Heather Bailey pattern was not the cool shopping tote, but the extras…… (see bottom left hand corner). So, instead of making the tote, I tackled the wallet (which uses, BTW a pattern piece from the tote).
Then the cogs started to move and I found myself staring at a few mugs rugs, received in swaps, but not in current use (I LOVE using things I receive and it just didn't seem right to keep this hexi one in my sewing room), it was asking to be used more (and I hope my swap partner doesn't mind)….. Mug rugs that are around 11 x 7 or 8" or so work best. How about this as metamorphosis
The final transformation/metamorphosis has to do with a very beautiful invitation my daughter received to a friends' Bat Mitzvah
Kelly at Kelbysews, slightly modified for this project.
So, enough about these- I'd love to hear if you've started out with one idea and then ended up with something unexpected. Tell me about it!!!