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Saturday, October 8, 2011

I'm still here

I can't believe I haven't blogged in over a week. I haven't done a lot of sewing but some. I'm currently working on a  Simplicity jacket pattern that I'm making out of fleece. I need to find the perfect binding to be able to finish it.

I had a failed attempt at another bra using a different pattern. My technique wasn't the problem...the fit was. I've learned that there is no standard for bra patterns. Each designer decides what size to call them just like in RTW garments. I made the mistake of trying a different pattern and it was a disaster. I hate that you really don't know whether the bra will fit or not until you are finished. Part of the problem is I'm not trusting my own instincts because bra-making is so new to me. Yes, the cups looked too large before I started but I didn't trust myself enough to try a smaller size. I know that if you have the greatest stretch going vertical and put something heavy in it, it will stretch more. Again, a trust issue. I'm going to keep at it because the two bras that I've made since the workshop are the most comfortable I've ever worn. BTW did you know that the average bra size is now 36DD? That's right.

I'm on my laptop because once again my desktop is in for repair--yep, another nasty virus. I love my laptop for laying in bed and goofing around on the internet but when I need to be productive, I want my desktop. I had to go to the bank yesterday and frankly I didn't even know how to conduct my transaction. I've always handled my bills online!

While doing laundry Wednesday morning around 4 a.m., I heard what I thought was someone breaking into the house. Picture me running into the laundry room with morning breath, sans wig, makeup, shoes and wearing ratty old pj's, wielding a 9 mm, shouting freeze mutha*#@*%* to the washer and dryer! Is that funny or what?? Called my husband at work to inform him that I would be going against his wishes and getting a new washer and dryer and a cooktop and if he didn't like it he could get the "F" out. I didn't say the word...I actually said "F." It seems he knew the shell of the washing machine had broken away from the frame. He knew but failed to tell me. The darn thing is a relic from about 15 years ago and I don't know why he was trying to hang onto it. Needless to say, my new appliances are being delivered today!

7 comments:

  1. I can just picture this LOL. My husband too is the last man alive to replace anything. His line is "What noise? I can't hear any noise." Hang in with the bra-making. It took me a while but now I am so comfortable which I appreciate after 40 years of hauling the things down.

    And enjoy your now appliances.

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  2. Yay you're getting new appliances! So nice after almost shooting the old ones LOL

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  3. Practice makes perfect - I am sure that you will soon perfect your bra-making technique - good on you for persevering. So funny about your washer dryer (though not so funny at the time I am sure!). Congratulations on getting some new appliances!

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  4. LOL, I can totally see you with a 9mm, nothing like new appliances. They almost make doing the laundry fun. I'm sure you will master bra making you can do anything.

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  5. Omygoodness... Hilarious and glad you didn't blow anyone away... Ummm I mean the machines away lol. Keep at it, you will be making another perfect bra soon.

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  6. I would've paid good money to see you with that shot gun! LOL! Have fun enjoying your new appliances. BTW, I'm sure it won't be long til you'll be teaching your own bra-making workshop and all of your good and bad experiences will be worth it!

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  7. Thank you for the laugh. I'm so glad you didn't have to shoot your washer and dryer. Last weekend, I took a bra sewing class and I now have a great fitting bra. Last year, I began my quest to sewing a great fitting bra using a different bra pattern. I've compared the two patterns and what a difference! I don't think I would have ever had a great fitting bra using the first pattern. It wasn't the sewing that was kick my butt, it was fit. Hang in there and keep trying. If the pattern from class is close to fitting correctly, then start with that pattern. What are the fitting issues with the pattern from class?

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