Patience Takes Practice

Patience Takes Practice

I took my first-ever group sew class at Home Ec and made my very first Wiksten Kimono (my second pattern), and….it was the first time I almost cried over a garment.

The pattern itself is simple and uses material very effectively. The seam finishes are desirable to me as most of them are hidden between the lining and the main fabric. Everything up to the collar was a breeze and I was excited about the fabric I chose — a light, earth-toned linen with mustard lining that had little glimmering moons and suns on it. So magical! ✨ I was determined to finish this myself after class. Unfortunately, I lacked the space to sprawl out and work but I really wanted to complete it. To my utter dismay, I found that I cut the collar a little too long in the front on both sides and I missed some stitches on the lining (you can kind of see it in the 5th photo). It felt really discouraging and bummed me out a ton because I felt like I rushed myself to it.

Patience takes practice. This morning, I woke up with fresh eyes and had to remind myself it’s mine and I made it. I guess this means I will have to work on my second one soon. ;)