I am terrified of cutting into fabric which is why I try to always use $1 fabric. For a long time I was actually paralyzed when it came to cutting out a pattern. So much fear that I would screw everything up. New scissors helped as did the rotary cutters.
But since I have been using a lot of cheap fabric so I don’t care as much, I am able to cut out a pattern without thinking about it much.
Today I made the facings on the 1918 dress. There is no pattern for the facings so I had to wing it. No problem, lots of extra fabric; I now know what a facing is and what it should look like. So what’s the problem? First there is the fact that I forgot about the adjustment I made to the pattern. Oh well, plenty of fabric and facings are small. Second, this square neckline. I sewed on the facings and I knew I had to trim the facings to get the points of the square to sit right. Oh was I scared. I kept taking little nips of fabric off; the smallest I could manage. I was convinced that I would take too much. Finally, I had to suck it up, take a deep breath, relax, tell myself there is plenty of fabric if I do something wrong and then snip.
Well everything went ok as you can see! I am super happy with the facings. Nice square neckline.
I had wanted to get more sewing done tonight but I decided to rip out the sleeve that bothered me and give that another go.
But I need to still work on this fear of cutting.