Friday, March 16, 2012
It was just a matter of time...
... until I gave in and bought the Tova pattern from Wiksten.
Since my fellow craft-addict and I saw the blog post on Sunday night (over red wine and chocolate) announcing that Wiksten patterns were now available as pdf downloads I knew I wouldn't be able to resist. I've always loved the pattern, but at the printed version's price (which I'm sure is fair) plus postage to Australia on top it was not going to happen :-( But $10 for the pdf, now that's "practically free!" as a friend used to say. And I'm going to be using stash fabric - for the first one at least! So that counts for something, right?!
Check out this hopeless chatter that's been going on in my head for the last 5 days:
You have enough patterns! Yeah, but most of them are for kids.
OK, but what about the Schoolhouse Tunic? And the Shearwater Kaftan? Both tunic styles, front opening, adaptable to dress length, blah blah. Yeah, but this is different, it's special.
Isn't that just because it's popular at the moment? They're turning up all over the craft & sewing blogs. Well, there is that, but I've always loved that style, with the yoke and stuff.
Well, you could adapt an old pattern or make one yourself you know, you've got that Cal Patch book just waiting to be used again. Yeah, but this is already designed, Wiksten have sorted out all the issues and created a lovely pattern. And I may never get around to doing it myself.
You shouldn't really be spending more money on sewing you know. Oh shut up, I'm going to buy it, OK.
And there it ended.
So tonight, when the kids are asleep (hopefully!) I shall sit watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on TV with my printed pdfs, a roll of sticky tape (if the kids haven't used it all) and maybe a glass of wine, and stick to my heart's content. Ah, bliss ;-)
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By the way, thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my Minoru Jacket. What a fabulous thing it is to have such wonderfully supportive bloggy friends. And hey, you save me from boring the ears off my non-crafty offline friends ;-)