Last night I read in Guideposts that “Failure is never a person, it’s only an event”. As long as we try something, whether it works as planned or not and we learn something from it, we have not failed. Edison found a lot of ways that a light bulb would not work before he found one that did. That was my working principle today.
I pulled the tights pattern out of the envelope instead of the pant pattern, without realizing that it contained both. I then proceeded to embroider the fabric that I cut off my jeans last week. First side went really well, on the second side, I forgot to reverse the pattern. No big deal for a doll.
I have a several worn pair of jeans here with which to play and try out various ideas. So I cut out another pair and managed to embroider them upside down – still no big deal, because this pattern looks good upside down as well and it’s for a doll.
I finally got them like I want them and now have extra for the dolls I’ll be gifting at Christmas, which means now I need to make some tops to go with these.
And they fit because these are the super stretchy jeans. I have not sewn up the other pairs yet. Tomorrow, I’m hoping to get my pants, that this fabric was cut from, embroidered.
I am happy that I persevered and made various mistakes here before I start mine. I know what mistakes can be made if I get in a hurry and don’t double check. And on the positive side, I have doll pants made ahead for Christmas.
Many times things go just as I plan, but other times, I need to remember, that the plan failed, not me. I shall continue to learn.