Sewing without a pattern can be tricky, you know, but it's just the way I roll... mainly because I find patterns too complicated or restrictive or expensive- take your pick. To use a phrase from English class, this is the "rough draft" of our Christmas stocking. I made this pattern with a piece of tissue paper (the kind you wrap gifts with) a few years ago. I bought the fabric and cut out the first stocking last year. And, this year, I think I'll go ahead and put everything together, even make enough for every member of the family to have one. Why not?! It would be nice if we could actually hang some up on Christmas Eve. I sewed the two good sides together a few days ago and I am slowly, slowly working out the ideas in my head... But, don't judge just yet. Remember my last rough draft came out alright in the end.