Remember when I said that I had a lesson with Thea on Wednesday and that I would be starting the muslin for Butterick 5314? Yeah, I remember that too. Well, Thea ended up not coming that day (we had a scheduling miscommunication), and, even though Jack went to bed nicely and by 7:30pm, I didn’t work on the dress. I procrastinated instead. Do you know how I know that I procrastinated? I did the dishes. I hate housework. The fact that I willingly did the dishes when I could have spent quality time on my dress is proof that I was indeed procrastinating.
I’ve been wondering why I am avoiding my newly beloved craft and realized it was the project itself that was causing me to turn to housework. Butterick 5314 is a “don’t make one mistake” woven fabric pattern, not a forgiving “don’t worry, I’ll hide all your mistakes” knit pattern. I’m scared I’m going to screw it up with wonky seams and/or clumsy finishing and that it will look at best: “loving hands at home” or at worst: an unwearable wadder. Is unwearable wadder an oxymoron?
And let’s not even mention the trench sew along. Ooops, just did. Why did I think I could make a complicated thing like a trench coat?
I’m having a crisis of faith here folks. I hope I get out of this cycle of negativity soon.
Did you watch Project Runway tonight? Did you like the suit that won??? I thought it had shoddy workmanship (remember the back?). I can’t believe it won. I did agree that Qristal should go home though.
I hope someone is having a happy sewing day. Carolyn?