Monday, April 18, 2011



1: complete or partial loss of function especially when involving the motion or sensation in a part of the body
2: loss of the ability to move
3: a state of powerlessness or incapacity to act
Used in a sentence: Clio found herself in a state of paralysis, brought on by her fear of the dreaded welt pocket. 

I tried to find a picture that was pink because it is less scary
Yes, I am exaggerating.  But not as much as you'd think. So you understand the severity of paralysis that I am experiencing when it comes to this project, here are all the other things that I convinced myself needed doing before practicing welt pockets: 
So, yes, you read that correctly: I would rather blind myself retracing a pattern from Burda than face my sewing machine and the welt pocket that awaits. 

 Now I could make excuses for why I shied away from getting going on the welt pockets, like there was a weekend guest inhabiting the craft lounge, or that I spent most of Saturday at a five year old's birthday party. But really, it all boils down to project paralysis. I really like the fabric that I plan to add a welt pocket to. And I really don't want to screw it up. So, paralysis it is.

And now that I have confessed (and I do thank you for listening), I have no choice but to get on with it. Wish me luck. 


Faye Lewis said...

I've suffered the same illness lots of times. Practicing first helps, but I know you already know that.

Lindsay T said...

Had the same fear of welt pockets here. But they are easier than you'd think. Practice first on plain muslin. You can do it!

Andrea said...

Step into the light. You know we all have faith in you. You can do it.

Clio said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence!