Perfectionism is the Enemy of Progress

I guess I am a perfectionist. It doesn't really show in lots of areas of my life, though. Like I don't do laundry perfectly or housework. Perfectionism does slow progress down in terms of making something. But on the other hand, if there's something I would worry about in one of my creations on sending it out then I need to fix that now.

So I've glued some linen fabric over the front of the shoulderplate to stabilize the area that has cracks. I had already done that on the underside. This is what a couple of long-time collectors told me is the best way to stabilize a crack. Is it ever stable now! All of these stabilizing fabrics go under the dress, so they're not seen.

I took the neckline band off the dress and sewed a different one on. It looks better and I feel better about the dress now. I did a lot of hand stitching in the neckline area. I'm still deciding whether I should put a contrast band on the sleeve edge or whether to leave that plain. I think I'll leave it plain for now and give her an apron of the striped fabric.

1 comment:

The Feathered Nest said...

You know what I've figured out Dixie? Laundry, cleaning, and housework does not last. What does last??? A beautiful creation from your hands, passed down from generation to generation.....xxoo, Dawn

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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