I always dread that first cut into the fabric. I get very anxious that I'll make a mistake and that'll be the fabric ruined. This is why I've been putting off the dressmaking.
Once the first cut is out of the way, I can breathe a bit easier and the dress starts coming together - slowly but surely.
And so I have a completed bodice.
That's the hardest bit out of the way.
My zip inserting is improving - not perfect - but a lot better than it was.
Only the hem to go now.
The end is in sight and I feel almost light-headed with relief. It makes me wonder why I don't just go out and buy a dress - but where's the challenge in that?