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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Last radiation treatment....yipppeee

Today at 2:30 p.m. I will be having my last radiation treatment and I can't wait. I can't wait for the balloon and the catheter to be removed. Frankly I don't like walking around with a weird "Herman Munster" boob. It is the size and weight of a small cantolope and is so tender if the wind blows hard it aches along with my arm down to the elbow! It leaks all the time and I am miserable not to mention absolutely exhausted from the treatment. Okay enough whining...onto sewing...

I'm taking the Set-In Sleeve class on Pattern Review because I thought it might be interesting to try an online sewing class and could use some help on better fitting sleeves. I've chosen McCalls 5471 as my project.



Last night I cut out and stitched the fronts and back. The pattern offers different cup sizes so I used the D cup front and did my usual wide back and high round back adjustments. So far I love it and it's a perfect fit. It was really refreshing to not have to do my usual FBA. I'm making the size 14 but I always cut the largest size from the underarm down and pin fit later and thank goodness I did. The pattern has size 14-20 and I used 5/8" seam allowances. I don't know if it's because the monster boob or because the pattern is running small. Usually I start the side seam at the 14 for the bust, and gradually go out to the 18. This time I started and ended the seam as for the size 20. Glad I did a muslin first! As I said I love it so far. I might try the sleeves later tonight just for the heck of it.

7 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you are having your last radiation treatment. Are you having to have chemo? I pray not!
    It's hard to believe you are sewing already. Good for you!!! Hope the exhaustion is gone.

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  2. Great!! I'm glad for you that the last radiation treatment is over. You just keep right on sewing and going!!

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  3. Bless you heart--you've been through a very trying time. Hang in there, it's almost over.

    Please let us know how the set-in-sleeve class at PR is. I am wondering if they teach how to fit the shoulder area at the same time. There's probably a lot of good information in the class. Keep posting when you can.

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  4. I'm still cheering (praying) for you! We want you much better real soon!

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  5. Hang in there. It's good to see you haven't lost your sense of humour. Keep smiling and we'll keep praying for you.

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  6. That is good news, I'm still praying for you! This is a really nice blouse pattern, I have it myself and hope to get to it soon. Hope you continue to get better.

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  7. Its nice to hear good news... thank god...

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