You know when you start with a good thing?
And then you think, hey I can do this only simpler!
And then you start to realise...uh, maybe I'm in over my head.
And then you start to think: yeah, I'm really in over my head.
Really REALLY in over my head!
And finally you end up with, well, a kind of Frankenstein of a piece?
I mean, it looks okay if you don't inspect it too closely. After that, it starts to all fall apart.
The moral of this story is...don't talk to bears while in the woods! (Sorry, childhood camp songs...)
Basically, patterns r awesum. It is generally advisable to follow them. (To follow them wherever they may gooo....)
Anyway, there's a few things yet to sew together - handsew, because I can't put my machine through all that again. (Heck the machine, I can't put my shoulders through all that again!)