|borrowed from here|
missing ipod has been recovered! yay! suffering from massive pandora withdrawal, i once again turned the sofa upside down last night and poked around, and ta-da! i found my poor ipod sandwiched inside between the 2x4 at the bottom and the fabric on the back. whew. (also found 2 quarters.)
so over the weekend i got ZERO sewing done. i blame the marathon of "top chef" that came on while i was eating breakfast/lunch on saturday (i like to sleep in on weekends, so then it's breakfast/lunch when i get up. i stay up super late on weeknights, so i have to recover.) and then it was rainy and i took a nap on the couch. and then we celebrated a friend's birthday in the evening. another friend had a birthday to celebrate on friday night, so no sewing was done then either. and then sunday, wait what was my excuse for sunday? oh yeah i did some yard work and then it rained again, and then we went for a walk on the beach. and did zero sewing.
so monday night i sewed!! I pulled out project tent event and got down to business. i only had the side seams and armholes done, so up next was the neckband with interfacing. I sewed that up and it was huge, falling-off-my-shoulders huge. so i took it in by 2 whole inches on both of the shoulder seams, as small as i could make it and have it still fit over my head. This dress has no zipper, it's a pullover style. I gathered the back and attached it to the neckband and i think that part looks good, but the dress is sooo wide. it needs a belt or something major, or i could take the side seams in some more?
the pattern was part of my plethora o' patterns and it only came in sizes M-XL. I did the medium and it is not working at all. I vented my frustration to my husband and he said he didn't think i'd be using patterns much longer anyway. i guess he's seen too many episodes of project runway. my fault.
i've read about people making a block pattern for themselves, so i'll have to look into that more. as for the tent dress, i'm going to go ahead and finish attaching the neckband and see if it looks salvageable. if not, there's enough fabric in the dress to cut it up and make into a top or skirt.
I'm also still stalking my mailbox for the alma pattern and i'm really hoping the sizing works right off the bat. it is kinda silly that i have a huge bag of patterns, but i'm waiting for one to arrive in the mail. can't help it, i got all excited seeing all of the cute versions everyone made. sewing envy is my downfall.