Procrastination, my old friend.
It’s amazing how many things you can find to do, to avoid doing something that needs to be done.
I even do laundry, clean the kitchen, and plan out dinner or bake something.
What am I avoiding?
Crepe de Chine.
It’s a magnificent fabric – soft to the touch, smooth and silky. And that’s the problem. It’s slippery and slinky and it HATES needles.
Luckily I ordered extra, just in case – as I have had to re-cut the sleeves. Their shape was completely off when I had finished.
I’ve never had to sew a silk fabric before. This is all a learning curve of massive proportions. I’ve done loads of research on tips and tricks when dealing with silk and other slippery fabrics – another way to put off actually DOING the sewing of it!
I now feel more ready… but of course, we are MOVING tomorrow. Of course. The wonderful military life.
Will take me another couple of days to set myself up again. At least I have a couple of weeks to do this. I want to do it RIGHT, first time around.
I’m such a damn perfectionist that I am driving myself nuts here.