Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Okay, I know, I know. I have so many things to be thankful for....health, mobility, life. I know that. But these days, I have an imbalance in my life which is about to make me crazy. I don't want to complain, but....

Hot Flashes. Awake half the night, sweating during the day, coming on full force hot flashes.

That said, I also know it's time for a little consultation with my doctor for a more long term solution, but for right now, I feel the need for a wardrobe adjustment. Summer, and all. But more than that, I know I need an attitude adjustment. For example: I will need to get over showing my arms. I will need to go without a cardi or jacket as a third layer. I will need to ban the Spanx for the summer. Scientific study has shown that wearing Spanx intensifies the effects of the hot flash by about a thousand percent. Seriously.

This weekend, I worked on a few arm-bearing, let it all hang out, no Spanx allowed tops. I'll share the details of them as Me-Made June gets underway, but here's a sneak peak:




It was a lovely, lovely weekend. I got to hold a brand new cousin baby, and admire all of his
newborn-ness for an entire afternoon. I love new babies. I love their little onesies.


I wish Icould wear nothing but onesies this summer. But, I'm glad I get to wear pretty dresses. My last dress, Vogue 1236 just got featured on theVogue Facebook Page!!!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 09, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another Simplicity 2181



After posting this project to Pattern Review, I was asked by several people to show how I did the Simplicity 2181 Full Bust Adjustment. So, here we go. In my very non-conventional, fly by the seat of my pants way:

This is my Edward Scissorhands version! SO, I took a breath, and detailed just what I did.

Simplicity 2181 FBA Part 1 Cutting Lines \

Red lines approximate where I cut my pattern apart. When it was in pieces, I did my adjustment sort of like this: Note where the pieces were spread apart, and where they had to hinge. This is a weird sort of underbust seaming, but once you see how it works, I think the adjustment will make sense. I made some notes on the following image to help:

Simplicity 2181 FBA Part 2

Blue rectangle represents where the seam for under the bust will be created by folding and sewing together, matching dots and notches. In the photo below, this seam is within the blue square:

Simplicity 2181 Seam Diagram
(bright green line represents the re-drafted area represented by the green shading in the previous diagram)

Now, if that doesn't make sense, by all means, email me!

It's going to be a bright, bright sunshiney day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

May 02, 2011