Feeling much better

Thank you all for the support shown to my bad week – it really helped to know I’m not the only one who (for instance) is an angry crier.   In spite of my tendency to hibernate when I’m down, like Leon the cat above in his hamper (where he has spent the majority of this week,) I instead went out to lunch today with an old friend, with whom I’ve recently reconnected.  Indian food always cheers me up!

Then I came home, and did this:

Oh, who am I kidding – I fished it out of the trash and stored it carefully away.  You know, in case I want to try when I’m in a better frame of mind.  I don’t like the way the facings go on this dress – there are several layers of fabric and pieces that intersect at the vees, and sewing them together neatly requires more patience than I currently have.

Instead, I cut the pieces for this dress:

I was inspired by Erica, who posted today that she is sewing for “pre-Fall,” or things that will transition between summer and fall.  This dress will do nicely.  I’m going to attempt to leave off the zipper, and I’m not going to interface the bands (this fabric is pretty stable, and I don’t have any knit interfacing, nor can I buy any locally.)  I’m not sure if I will start the jacket yet… that may wait for a bit.

It’s all cut and ready to sew… maybe tonight, but I am going out for pub quiz (we go most every week,) so maybe not.  Hopefully it goes smoothly!

10 thoughts on “Feeling much better

  1. I’m so glad you’re feeling better! There’s nothing worse than being miserable for several days in a row. And having horrible people say horrible things to make you feel worse. Glad you’re back!

  2. It’s hard sometimes when people and life get you down, but you have so much to be proud about!! that photo of your kitty int he hamper is hilarious- I guess there was something in the air this past week!!

  3. So glad things are looking up! I am anxious to see your rendition of this pattern. I think it will look great on you. I have it in my stash, but don’t have a perfect knit for it yet. Still keeping my eyes out for one.

  4. FYI — that Tracy Reese dress has been sold as a ready-to-wear garment. I tried it on in a boutique, and I liked it a lot, but not quite enough to buy it. My problem with it is that there is lot of fabric at the bust line with the gathering, and in my case, it made me look top-heavy. I was thinking about sewing it myself and reducing the amount of fabric at the bust.

    The ready-to-wear dress is in that same print shown on the photo, and it is a very lightweight fabric.

  5. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever commented here before, but I just wanted to say, well, firstly, I’m sorry you’ve had such a bad week (and yep, fellow angry crying person here!). *hugs* Secondly, your recent sewing efforts have been such an inspiration to me. I’ve been in ‘really must get around to dusting off the machine’ mode for ages now, and your amazing progress over the past few weeks/months has really spurred me on. Whatever anyone else may say, you’re inspirational, lady!

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