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First World Problems

How come I woke up this morning to have apple pie for breakfast and found myself actually salty  that my friend’s sister-in-law only put one tiny sliver in my take home bag from Thanksgiving Dinner? Like, seriously irritated and pouting. Talk about First World Problems.

Yesterday I whipped up another 2-2009-108 knit tee to wear to Thanksgiving. This one was cut several weeks ago and I finally switched to white serger thread. Again, under an hour to construct. I love this print. You may remember it from my failed HP Cosmo dress. I rarely keep leftover bits of materials. That is one step too close to hoarding for me. But, this was just enough to eek out the 3/4 sleeve version. I would love a red pencil skirt to go with this.

I did make a swayback adjustment but it’s not really working very well on the dressform or on me. I think I need to just accept that a three inch swayback is normal for me.

I’m still plugging away at the 2-2009-101 Fifties Dress. I took a break yesterday because I’m getting sick of it. The collar doesn’t lay the way I want and you can see the front is a bit off grain. Also, my roommate asked me if it was a ‘Christmas Dress or a coat’. I took step back and realized this won’t be a day-to-day work dress like I planned. It’s a bit too ‘Mad Men’ for my office. So, I lost some enthusiasm for it. But, this morning I fixed the collar and realized the grain isn’t anything some snaps won’t fix. Today am ready to at least tackle the sleeves. I really, really hope to get this one done this weekend. My next project is already cut and waiting to be sewn.

This isn’t me, and the  Madesn Bicycle contest is over. But, doesn’t she look like it could be me? I would borrow someone’s children just to re-create the image!

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