Sewing-wise that is? I was reading Karen's post on her blog, "Sewing by the Seat of my Pants" where she is reproducing a skirt that she saw on Andrea, one of her coworkers. Now she has taken a design she saw, copied it, and reproduced it on her own skirt but she's scared of welt pockets. That's quite a skill set she's using to make a skirt with but a sewing technique scares her.
Then I was reading an article in the new issue of Vogue Pattern Magazine and it hit me that there are probably others scared of techniques too. I know what it's like to be afraid of a technique...for years I didn't use invisible zippers because I learned how to put in regular zippers and I had the application down to a science. I even knew how long (30 minutes) that portion of the garment construction would take. But with much fear and trepidation I learned how to insert invisible zippers and now put them into all my garments. I'm not an expert by any means and still get a flutter or two when I begin the process but I'm not scared any more.
However, it's been years since I've done a welt pocket and the technique does cause anxiety. This from a woman who will cut a pattern 9 ways into Sunday to get a new design. So Karen is not alone in her fear of welt pockets. How about you? What sewing technique scares you? Or what application do you avoid when constructing a garment because you can't adequately complete the task? Let's discuss those fears and then develop a plan to conquer them...because they are just sewing techniques right? And with some practice we can all become better at them!
This is my question of the day...so talk to me! And if you have some great references for how to make welt pockets, please feel free to post them! I'm gonna work on this technique for the remainder of the year so that I can start 2011 being able to make a wonderful welt pocket.