After professing my love for natural fibers, I came home to sew last night and found myself paralyzed with fear, unable to sew. I think I talked myself out of finishing my silk twill dress. Not because I don’t think the fabric won’t be a good boyfriend and behave itself; I think it will. But because I started thinking about the zipper. I’ve noticed that the bottom of the zipper in my black and white bamboo skirt and in the stretch cotton chambray version of B5147 protrude a little. I’m just not sure why. I can’t figure it out. And if that happens with this dress I will be very upset. I don’t want any major flaws. Little ones I can take because I doubt a non-sewist would notice those, but a pokey zipper? I think everyone will notice that.
I think I just have to get over this. It doesn’t help that I’ve lost momentum on this dress since I last worked on it. That stupid birthday week and my friend visiting put some distance between me and my dress. In this case, distance does not make the heart grow fonder. 😉
I have a work event tonight, so I won’t be able to work on the dress until Thursday night. Oh, and Robin just reminded me of the natural fibers contest going on now at PatternReview. Doing a PR contest was one of my goals for 2010. I’m pretty excited about entering this dress into this particular contest. The deadline is August 10th. I definitely can make that. Maybe this is just the kick in the pants that I need to finish this dress. Yeah!
In other sewing news, I finally picked out my pattern for the Trench Sew Along! The new Simplicity Fall line came out and there was a great lined coat in the line up. I love it!!! Check out my post at the Trench Sew Along to see the coat. And if you’re considering making a trench or any kind of coat, please join us (just let me know in the comments and I’ll send you an invite).
Happy fearless sewing everyone!