My friend Elise has always referred to me as an 'organic' knitter--that is, that I read through a pattern, rarely check gauge, and alter things as I please. The results aren't always how I envision, but I'm rarely displeased with things, either.
I'm finding I'm also an organic stitcher. Despite having bought 'In Stitches,' and loving many of the patterns offered inside, the only thing I've done at this point is the eye mask
. Even then, I didn't want to have a quilted version and filled mine with lavendar and basmati rice instead.
My second and third sewing projects (maybe insisting on being self-taught contributes to how organic my methods are) are equally in the winging it vein. Even when going off patterns
that are somewhat organic
, I still altered things just a smidge
are based on mingaling and jordy's patterns in the Ultimate Purse Guide. The first holds my Holga camera and is lined in silk, the second is in cotton koi print fabric with twill lining.