I've been in a bit of a sewing slump lately.
I have lots of beautiful fabric, and I know exactly what I want each of them to become, but I can't bring myself to start anything because I know I can't finish it.
I need zippers and buttons, and maybe some wooden poles. I also need matching thread. And probably other things I'm forgetting. Which is sort of the point: every time I go out, the stores either don't have what I want or I forget to purchase it.
I know you're looking at this and going, "Psh. Just go to the store. Stop whining."
But look. It started with this:
I have this beautiful lilac jersey. I drafted a dress pattern and it all came together beautifully. But then I went to the store to get matching thread, and they didn't have any. No worries. I got thread that would make a nice contrast. I had a scrap there to compare it to. And then I tested it on scraps when I got home. It looked beautiful.
But then... then I topstitched the collar and it looks awful. Awful!
I don't know what to do with it. Unpicking it isn't an option. (Long story.) I guess I should get some bias tape, but does that work on jersey? What color should I get? Black and brown are too limiting, and I feel like another pink or purple would be too match-y.
Anyway, I know this sounds terribly obnoxious, but this is the first time I've really screwed up on something and I'm not entirely sure how to proceed to salvage it. As a result, I cannot proceed on anything else.
Anyone else had this happen? How do you get out of your slump?