I am paralyzed.
(Warning: a really long run on sentence follows) I have over 20 patterns, probably around 30 yds of fabric in the stash (not including the 50 yds of muslin), a couple of different kinds of paper for tracing, my first Burda issue, I’ve taken 4 sewing classes, read tons of sewing blogs every day and bought a serger but still can’t bring myself to actually make anything. (The wrap skirt I made for Puerto Rico doesn’t count – don’t ask me why, but in my mind, it just doesn’t.)
I have heard of people being scared to cut into their fashion fabric and thought they were crazy. But now I can’t even open up a pattern. I’ve already made an incredible investment in this new thing I want to do, sewing, but I am paralyzed. (see above for my list of purchases made and time spent)
How do I get out of this initial stage? Any suggestions? I’m beginning to think I am a wimp.
Speaking of the Feb 2009 Burda issue… I jumped in whole hog and bought a six-month subscription. Apparently, a lot of people are finding a whole bunch of patterns in this particular issue that they want to make up. I perused it as soon as I received it and completely agree; there are at least 5 or 6 patterns I want to make up, not the least of which is the lace pencil skirt. I don’t have the issue in front of me, otherwise I would give the pattern number. I have black lace and a deep red silk charmeuse that I want to make with that pattern. I will underline the lace with the charmeuse utilizing all the new techniques learned in the last class I took on PatternReview.
Hopefully writing this blog will keep me on track. Stay tuned for progress with my paralysis…
P.S. A shout out to my mom: Happy Birthday!!!