Saturday, February 28, 2009

Old Patterns

Tattered and dog-eared, and not having seen the light of day in over 10 years. These are some of the first handbag patterns that I created. Even though they don't look like much, don't let this rickety old pile of paper fool you. There are some interesting and unique handbags that can be made from these if only I can remember how to put each one together!!!

You see, after reviewing the pattern pieces, I see that I neglected to jot down sufficient assembly instructions. I must have assumed that I would always remember how to make these. Evidently I didn't take into account old age and memory loss. I noticed that my scribbles indicate that many of these patterns date back to 1996. Ha! I don't even remember what I did last week, how am I ever going to remember what I did over a decade ago!?!?

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to attempt these on memory alone and I can see that this is going to be a long process.

Wish me luck. I think I'm going to need it.



Tudy said...

I wish you all the luck in the world. I went through some things I made notes to make a long time ago and could not figure out what they were or why I made the notes. I did not have pictures to go by either. I scrapped them. I have enough ideas to keep me busy.

Craftpassion said...

Good luck, Lettie. I understand how you feel coz' I am having the same condition as you. Could you tell me how you organise those paper patterns once you did it. I need some advise on how to put them in a proper storage. Thanks.

Amy said...

You have my wish for luck, but I have to say with your lovely knack for sewing, I don't think you'll need it. You have a good eye for putting things together...looking forward to seeing the bags.


Sandra :) said...

I have no doubt that you'll come up with something fun and pretty ... they don't have to be the same as the originals - they can really go in any direction you want to take them! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with :)

sweetiepie said...

Lettie, I have faith that you will be able to figure out your patterns in time. Who knows, you may even come up with yet another new pattern from the combination of a few old pattern pieces.

Good luck.

Gina said...

You know, I had such a good memory, thought I'd never forget things that ...hmmm.....turns out I DID forget! I only hate it when I can't figure it out. I'm sure it will come to you.