I’m turning to you for comfort as only you can begin to understand where I might be coming from with this one…
I had my first sewing nightmare last night… No, literally, a nightmare involving sewing… In almost 6 years since I first laid hands on a sewing machine, this is the first time I actually woke up screaming, sweating and gasping because of SEWING!! Over the years, I have had several very pleasant nocturnal encounters with amazing patterns and fabrics, which came together in perfect unison of craftsmanship and inspiration to make wonderful garments. I dreamt of new designs. I dreamt I was taking the measurements of various friends and family. But never, ever have I had a bad dream about sewing… GASP! And SOB!
Until last night…. It was the day of the wedding, in the morning, and I still had no wedding dress. Worse, I had no idea what wedding dress I am actually making. I could not decide between two designs – which is not farfetched, I can never decide about pretty much anything. My sister was wearing a white tulle dress, not sure why. In the back of my mind, I was thinking that I can always borrow that one… But nevertheless, the wedding was at 5 PM and I really needed to get on with it. So I started sewing on this old Bernina and it was going nowhere!! You know those dreams where you run and run and run and you’re not advancing even a foot? Same thing with this sewing machine. I kept pressing the pedal and I was still getting nowhere. It was like the seam was hundreds of meters long and I could not get to the end no matter how fast I sewed. And then, when I finally took it from under the presser foot, I had sewn half the train into the side seam and shock horror, I had topstitched everything with black thread… And then my sister came to tell me they are ready for me to start the ceremony. And that’s when I woke up screaming.
Now, is my subconscious trying to tell me something? Is it ‘get going already on this wedding dress’? Is it ‘don’t even try to make your wedding dress, you are hopeless’? Is it ‘have a back-up cause you might mess it up’? Or is it trying to tell me that attempting to sew this dress on any other machine than Hildi is doomed to failure 🙂 ?
Anyhow, wedding is 5 weeks away, wedding dress progress almost nil (my excuse is that the sewing machine is in the shop), and I’m clearly not getting any good night sleep…
Off to get a big cup of coffee to keep me awake while I ponder if I should start panicking just yet… :S
P.S I do hope you are taking this post as tongue in cheek, I’m really not that neurotic (yet). But I do want to hear any funny/weird/intense sewing dreams if you’ve ever had any :).