I am scared stitchless.
I purchased the pattern for the Burda 10/2011 Chiffon blouse with tie band #128B almost a month ago, and bought fabric for it soon after, but I can’t seem to bring myself to sew it.
Trouble is, I’m pretty sure that sewing that fabric is gonna be the death of me. It’s a thin, sheer, ravel-y, drooling monster that keeps me awake at night. Even cutting it was a nightmare.
I do have weaponry to fight the beast: I think I have the right type of needle for my sewing machine; I’m gonna swap out my stitch plate with the wide opening for the stitch plate with the tiny circular opening (apparently a smaller opening for the needle to poke through helps avoid pulling the fabric down into the hole and making the stitches all wonky); and I have read and understood the French Seam tutorial (although it appears to involve actually having to measure…sigh).
But I’m still intimidated. I think I need a Fortify Magicka potion or something…I’ll ask my nephew who plays Skyrim to help me out on that one.
It’s like getting into the cold lake at the cottage. I need someone to just push me in.
In happier news, my Circles, Stars, Bombs and Flowers shirt is coming along nicely. The basic shape has been cut and sewn, and it now awaits some pintuck embellishment and probably longer sleeves.