I've had a major breakthrough in my sewing. I discovered.... are you ready for this?.... that you have to follow ALL the directions on a pattern. Shocking isn't it? Who would have thunk it? I guess those professionals at the pattern companies actually know what they are doing. I spent about 2 hours sewing today and an equal hour or two un-sewing. Sigh. I really need to start following every single step in the directions before I move on to the next.