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Made by a Fabricista: YouTube Edition | Marty - Powering Through Failure

Sometimes you have an idea of what you want to do, and you think it's all going well. And then it fails. And then you panic. And then you're staring at your calendar telling yourself that you have time but really don't because your brain still hasn't adjusted to the fact that you are, indeed, working a full-time job and have an active social life again.

*cue dramatic music and panic*

But let's be real, when does anything ever go according to plan? Between life, relationships, jobs, is anything what we really expected it to be once we get going? Why should this dress be any different? 

The upside, which I don't think I said in the video, is that I know exactly what went wrong and how to fix it. So good thing my pattern decided to yeet itself into the void by refusing to auto-save right?


Okay but let's be real. This also allowed me to make samples for two patterns that I have been fussing with for months. AND they actually worked. It was almost like taking time off of ✨literally everything✨ allowed my brain time to piece things together. Like a complex patterning system I'm teaching myself in an effort to build a small empire of book-inspired patterns... 

Or something like that.

Regardless as always, Fabric Mart inspired me to make something that I am beyond excited to add to my everyday wardrobe. And has really proven to me that summer-weight hoodies are a thing, and I need more of them.

So enjoy this mess of ADHD chaos because I know I did. And next time I see you all I should be back on my meds, so maybe we'll won't put it off to the week before and panic in front of the whiteboard.

MARTY  @scrappypatterns

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You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category, JERSEY KNITS & KNITS.


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