Speaking of sewing, I have my first invitation to attend a small, private gathering. Now, not only do I need to get sewing, I have a deadline! Definitely time to get things rolling. It’s not just my outfit I need to make, either. I also need to sew one for my husband. I have never made anything from the 18th century before, and I’m a little intimidated. Okay, VERY intimidated.
It’s been so long since I’ve sewn anything, and even then I was still a newbie learning things along the way. I’m almost questioning myself at this point, but it’s something I really want to do. I’m tired of missing out and putting things on hold. Even if I fail miserably, it’s an attempt, and I’ll learn a lot from it.
Besides, once I get started, I’m sure I’ll have fun and forget about worrying too much about it. I always get “first cut” jitters. There is something so nerve wracking about that first cut for me. When you have done so much prep work, and now you have nothing else to do but start cutting that fabric. Hoping you didn’t misunderstand something or place the pattern pieces incorrectly. Once you cut enough though, you just get over it and settle into the work. Oh sure, sometimes you do realize there is a mistake, but you work around it and make it work out somehow.
Still, working on something like 18th century clothing when my husband was laid off a few days before Christmas makes me a little more stressed about getting things right so I don’t make too many big mistakes. Bad enough spending all that money the first time for fabrics; I don’t want to have to do it two or three more times! He’s missed seeing me work on things that make me happy, and seeing the progress I make. I know I’ve definitely missed it, too.