Such a waste....sigh.... I will never understand how people can take the name of God and use it for evil and personal gain. I will never understand how religious zealouts can break all the tenants of their belief system and then feel justified in killing people who don't believe like them......you mean flawed?? We live in a broken world, filled with broken people just trying to make it through the day. Why can't we just lift each other up instead of making a fuss about things that have no real meaning? I will always remember that day. I will always try to be a lifter and not a taker. I will always be flawed. I will never understand.
Yep, I really did sew this month annnnnnddddddddd learned some new things. You would think since I have been sewing for quite some time and can make a corset that I would be really good at clothing....alas, not yet. Especially when it comes to fitting myself and altering patterns. I took the first step (or 2 or 3) and now I am hungry for more. Pic time.....
maxi skirt made out of preruffled fabric with a yoga waistband....thank you pinterest
Steps 2 and 3.......
Made a full bust adjustment
Added a dart where there wasn't and took a little width out of the upper chest
As you can see, it took me a little bit of trial and error.
Practice, practice, practice
The one on top (smaller) is the before, the bottom is the after
The before showed WAY too much belly for me to pose...lol
The after is a comfy fit, the side seams hang straight and the side length matched and everything........AWESOME!!!
A few tweaks: the bust dart needs to be lowered about a .5". I may leave it as is.... the dart "legs" need to be shortened about 1.5"....need Things get a little wide when you do a FBA, so I will tweak on the "good" fabric I just may have a plaid linen Eva Dress before the week is out!! EEEE Also, Polly's quilt camp is this week and I think I am going to try my hand at a disappearing hourglass.
Too busy to blog.....I like the sound of that! I was out livin' and, after a few years, needed a blog break.
I've been up to a lot and down some weight and even became a maxi skirt/fitted shirt kinda girl. Who knew?
Tried on hats
Went to the Motorcycle museum
Visited a mission
Had to get a pic of the great Lady herself
Ronald Reagan Library
A pic of the first lady ushering in AF One
And Mr. OSHA himself notices that there is no 6" toe kick
Really? That is what you focus on? LOL
Hubs loves him some jet engines
A real section of the Berlin Wall
Me, running for President Me and the Mr.
here we are.....
Willy ate regular food, used dishes that were dead common, paper napkins and no tablecloths. He didn't want his staff to do more than was needed. Allllll under a 2 million dollar ceiling from the 15th century. hahaha
Basking by the pool
Who knew Santa lived in SoCal?
Is that why it's Called Santa Barbara?
Ate at Lou Lou's Griddle in the Middle.
Diners, Drive-ins and dives restaurant #2
Cool Monterey Beach
I know, I know...cliche
We saw these covered fields everywhere
They housed ginormous blackberries
Santa Cruz and thee bestest part of the vaca
Drove ON the beach near Pismo
Earned a new fitbit badge
ooo and ahhhh
Had a hard time parking
And bought the little princess a little princess outfit
and that is just the first two and a half weeks of this month.
Started sewing some little dresses for Africa and may make some little britches too. And leggings.....lots of 4t leggings for the little princess.
Life is going to be busy, fun, tiring and down right bloggable. I can't wait!!
Most of the pattern lined up well except for one tiny facing piece.....it met at four corners......really?
That should be fixed. Will post more as I sew the pattern in the next couple of weeks.
Got prescription sunglasses. Still adjusting
Celebrated the Fourth with the hubs up in Chico area
***Warning Selfie practice***
Lots of fruit fixin to be ripe..already eating some of the grapes yummo
Had lots of family visiting on and off for the last few months, hospital visits for the mil have stopped since they changed her meds back to the old stuff, hot flashes have turned into hot sweats, got a smart phone, lost 11.2 pounds and have taken nearly 1,000,000 (one million) steps since I got my pedometer. A pretty full quarter of a year.
Trying to get back into blogging on a more regular basis....we shall see...