You know what it's like before you begin a new project. In your mind's eye it's perfect - whether it's a simple T, or a pretty dress or killer trousers. You also know how it's going to make you feel - polished, sexy, comfortable, whatever.
Unfortunately though sometimes they don't quite turn out that way.
Don't get me wrong, they aren't complete fails - they just aren't quite what you had hoped for. And so you don't reach for them and they hang - neglected.
But maybe you just need to let go of your hopes for them so that you can appreciate them for what they are.
For example, here's V8805 that I made a couple (a few) months ago.
And you know what? It just isn't.... 'better than everyday' that is.
So I'd put it on, be disappointed that it wasn't a 'good' dress, take it off again and wear something else.
But last week I put it on and realised that it is a great everyday dress. I work from home and so can literally wear shorts and a T-shirt if I wish. And often (too often) I do. But then if I have to pop out to the post office or the market or the local fabric shop (more likely), I need (want?) to get changed and then a quick trip to the shops turns into something slightly more complicated and time consuming. This dress is also cooler and more comfortable than shorts and I certainly feel more 'dressed' in it and so I'm ready to go and can be out the door in minutes.
Now I love it.
And the only thing that changed were my expectations.
What about you? Are your hopes blinding you to what your makes DO have to offer?