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Sunday, October 25, 2009

A few stolen moments,,,Butterick 5333

As if I really need to be sewing! Right now I need a "Clean House" intervention. I have managed to steal a few moments here and there to do some sewing.


Where do I begin? I made my usual 1" wide back alterations. Next I lowered the apex of the bust ...or at least I thought I did. Then I did a 5/8" FBA and lastly I added 1" to the length at the waist to get the waist of the pattern to my waist. I worked on this jacket for three days. While watching Monday night football I did the pattern alterations. Tuesday I cut the fabric and fused the interfacing. Wednesday I sewed it together. As I said earlier I THOUGHT I lowered the bust but evidently I didn't because the fullest part of the bust is too high and the fabric looks poofy above the princess seam. I took out as much of the excess fabric around the too high apex as possible. It's not the best fit but I can live with it.




I did lower the apex on the pattern so that the next time I make it the fullest part of the bust will be in the right place! Maybe I shouldn't watch football and do pattern alterations???
In other news I saw my chemo doctor on Thursday or rather one of his associates. I told him I had given up taking the meds previously prescribed. After five months and five episodes of nausea and vomiting I have had it. He was shocked that his associate kept me on the meds even after one month after being sick. I also let him know that most of my joints and limbs hurt/ache so much so that I feel at least like a 70-year-old. He was even more shocked that I hadn't been warned that the aches were one of the side effects! Huh...news to me. Needless to say I won't be seeing the first guy anymore. Am now on new meds. Hope they work because if they don't, that's it for me. Quality over quantity!

11 comments:

  1. I'm glad you found time to sew this great suit. I really hope that you do well on the new medication. I'll be thinking of you.

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  2. Very cute! My sewing mojo is still missing. One day I hope to find it!LOL!
    My sister had to start some new meds and a new chemo and she says she feels a lot better. I pray that happens for you also.

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  3. Very pretty! I love the sparkly stripes, and the color is great for you!

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  4. Dang that fits well. Very nice. Very classy !

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  5. That jacket is wonderful and you look amazing in it.

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  6. The jacket and pants make a terrific outfit. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to medication. I'm sorry you have had to endure the nausea and pain resulting from the meds. I hope the new drugs work better for you. You have a new husband, a new home, a new life. Hang in there--you're NOT done yet! Don't you give into it and quit.

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  7. Some times you just NEED to sew, love the jacket/suit, it looks great on you. And despite what they would have you think doctors don't know everything you really have to do your own research when it comes to your health, hang in there and as Curtis Mayfield would say, "just keep on pushin'"

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  8. That is a wonder fall outfit. I think it's a fab fit.

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  9. You are too kind! Thank you again for my prize. Hope your new medicine is doing better for you.

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  10. Cute suit... I love the color

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