I haven’t been sewing much lately. In fact, I haven’t finished an article of clothing for myself since that hippie print long dress last September. And that project wasn’t a 100% success: the fabric was really nice, but it was hard to sew and I was trying to rush to finish to wear it somewhere, so I just didn’t do it justice.

I realized that I’m hesitating a little now when I’m faced with nice camel’s hair or Liberty or vacation fabrics, and I blame that dress experience in September. I’ve never experienced “fabric anxiety” before (i.e., you don’t want to use a fabric because you might waste it on a project that doesn’t turn out) so I think I’d better just get back on the horse and cut fearlessly into something. Like these stripes: