This is a funny story, really.
As soon as I went back to my sewing machine, I really had one of those "bad luck" episode with the silk I had bought and, since silk is quite expensive, it got me really upset. Briefly, though. You know me: a few tears, and then I am open for business as usual.
So, what was wrong with the silk? The weight. It really was so lightweight. It was difficult - but not impossible! - to sew and then, when I had already made three belts, I had to admit it: it was not right. Too thin, basically transparent and totally unable to "keep the crease."
I confronted the new silk with the one I had been using before and realised it was not the same! Same shop, same price, same everything...but the silk was not the right one!
Ok: major set backs happen. No need to panic.
Of course it took me forever to find another decent silk. I had to renounce to taffeta - which is currently not easy to find - and pick raw silk again, as at the very beginning!
And to be honest, I haven't finished yet. But I am getting there :D
However, any new mom knows going back to work is not simple, for establishing a routine for the kids means you don't get to have one, and the many accidents, disruptions and set backs (and moments of sleep deprived chaos) are so many.
I am an optimist though, and a stubborn woman, so don't worry, I am getting it done!
Have a nice day,