Sunday, February 15, 2009

Jacket Paralysis

Anyone know why this happens? I'm all ready. I have the pattern done, including remaking the lining pattern. But instead of doing my block fusing and cutting, I'm reading. I'm reading everything I can get my hands on how to sew up a lined jacket. I've done this before. I've taking a semester long tailoring class. I know how to sew a jacket. However, the tricky part is heming a lined jacket. I've read everything I can find on it, and now I think I can even do that. So, why aren't I fusing and cutting? I feel paralyzed. Does this happen to anyone else?

BTW, I found some buttons for my jacket and I may decide to do some decorative running stitches to define the edges and princess seams on the jacket.

I only have today and tomorrow morning to sew on the jacket. I don't think I'll get it done by then, but again, I don't leave for NY until next month so I'm sure I'll get it done before I leave.


  1. I know exactly how you feel! I have a pair of pants sitting on my cutting board ready to cut out and I am knitting. Why is this????

  2. "But instead of doing my ..., I'm reading. I'm reading everything I can get my hands on how to ..."
    ALWAYS... I do that always. YOU'll get "past it", Sherril. I wouldn't give myself a "right now" deadline, though... Will that help?? ;)
    Lookin' forward to seeing your neat, new jacket on!!
    Soft hug,
    Rhonda in Montreal

  3. I sooooo get this! I call it analysis paralysis where I'm overthinking every step and end up creating a fear. You can do it - like you said, you have before! The toughest step is just getting going.

  4. "I feel paralyzed. Does this happen to anyone else?"

    All-the-time!! Jackets especially. Analysis-paralysis reigns at my house. Plus often by the time I've sewn my muslin, altered the pattern a gazillion times, and thought about the project for a week or more, I'm over it. :)


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