I hold myself back a lot when sewing. Buttonholes, zippers, bias tape -- at some point I have run from them and later been forced to conquer them. This was the case when my friend Liz asked me to alter some sleeves on a dress she was wearing to a wedding.
Alter some sleeves? No problem! But when I found out the dress was silk, I got a little worried. I had never worked with silk before and if I messed this up, Liz was going to look like a bag lady at the wedding. I bravely changed my machine needle, did some test stitches on a scrap of the silk, and whatdya know? It turned out pretty well.
In honor of my bravery, some of my favorite silk fabric picks.
Clockwise from top left:
Aqua/Gray Misc Jersey Prints from Mood Fabrics
Teal Green Dot Silk Jaquard from Denver Fabrics
Bone Floral Voile from Mood Fabrics
Champagne/Rose Floral Jersey Prints from Mood Fabrics
Viburnum Fleurs from Vogue Fabrics
What are you scared of when you're sewing? Maybe I can persuade you to try it!