…you’re invited to contribute to the 2013 edition of a cool series about ruffles, hosted by the wonderful SeeKateSew. You come up with what you think is quite an original idea: ruffle sleeves combined with spaghetti straps.
You think, measure, draw, and cut. You make a first version, which turns out quite well (just a bit big perhaps).
Pro-active as you are, you already take pictures of each step, for the tutorial.
You’re quite proud that you’re all set to deliver your guest post well in time.
You do a photoshoot, and in your enthusiasm, you even create a little button for your guest post, even though it is only due by the end of August.
About two days later, you visit your friend Ana Sofia’s blog, who presents her newest gorgeous creation for KCW. And you find out that your ‘highly original’ idea…
… in its almost exact same form, is already part of a pattern by this little pattern company named Oliver + S.
This, dear readers, is the story I will tell Norah if she ever asks what the word ‘frustration’ means.
Back to work, I guess.