Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I bought the most beautiful purple plaid wool fabric for a project. I have plenty of it. Even though it was expensive, I bought a little bit extra. You know, "just in case". I've made my muslin so I understand the pattern and it fits the way it should but I just can't bring myself to cut into the fabric. It's been sitting on my table for several days just waiting for me to bite the bullet. I'm afraid I"ll mess it up. It is the most expensive fabric I've ever used and also the most beautiful. I had a similar feeling when I was cutting into the fabric for the vintage dress earlier this year. I'd had that fabric over a year, waiting for the perfect pattern. I literally walked away, scissors in hand four times before I was able to make the first cut. This time around, it's even more difficult. I'm considering just hanging the entire 1.5 yards on the wall so I can just look at it every day instead of making a garment that will be outgrown. But, alas, I must persevere. I WILL cut it!