... imaginary. Above is the fabric I'm contemplating for the Butterick 5881 dress. The print runs selvage to selvage. It's 20" high with a 10" plain gap between and very lightweight - a cotton voile. I wouldn't want the print to be obvious or all over so I'm still debating if I'll use the fabric and how to break it up. In the end, I may not use it but for now, it's top of the list.
Libby asked yesterday about the full bust adjustment. The resource I use over and over is Fit For Real People. Above is the page with the information on altering no dart fronts like the underdress. If you don't have this book, I highly recommend it.
I didn't sew but I did buy fabric. The guest room is at the front of our house and has a big bay window that gets a lot of lovely light which the mini-blinds do very little to block, definitely not enough for a toddler to nap so...
... I bought some blackout drapery fabric regular $18.00 per meter and conveniently on sale for $7.00 and I'll cut a strip to fit each window, tape a pocket until I have time to sew it, and hang them up with a tension rod which fits behind, between the mini blinds and the window. That should do the trick.
This cartoon made me laugh. A month ago, I had my annual physical which include blood tests which I put off until just recently because I didn't want to hear what they might say. I needed to think it through on my own first and make the choices I wanted to make as opposed to someone telling me what to do and I needed to deal with the fact that the stress of the mess of the rest of my life is having an impact on my health. Frustrating or not, what is, is and now I get to choose how I want to act.
The doctor's office hasn't called yet but I know what the possibilities are and they're not pretty so I'm upping my treadmill time from 30 - 45 minutes, committing to for sure run five days a week with no excuses, and making some changes to my eating habits. Every time I see something best avoided, I remind myself that I'd much rather have my eyesight. LOL - how's that for a scare tactic. Too funny. Whatever works. SO... we'll see how this affects sewing. Should be interesting.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - having choices
Charity begins at home is not a bromide. It is a direction. It means start with being nice to yourself, your authentic self, then try being nice to everyone else. When we undervalue ourselves, we literally bury ourselves in lives not our own. Meeting the expectations of others, we may misplace our own values. Violating our true selves, we soon feel worthless and undeserving. As an artist, being nice is not nearly as important as being authentic. When we are what we truly are and say what we truly mean, we stop shouldering the responsibility for everyone else's shortfalls and become accountable to ourselves. When we do, astonishing shifts occur. We become aligned with our true higher power, and creative grace flows freely. When we stop playing God, God can play through us.
- Julia Cameron, The Artists Way Every Day.