Last Friday of vacationšŸ˜©   2 comments

How quickly the week has gone! Ā I wonder why work weeks don’t go this fast?

Today A and I are going to be busy. Ā We are headed up to Bangor this morning to pick up a rental van, then it is down to Ellsworth for a few errands including the shoe store. We are both in a search for the perfect shoe (very different definitions of these shoes of course) and not having much luck. We are picking up pizza from Finelli’s and heading over to see Crimson Crow. We will exchange lunch for a bookcase, it seems a good deal! Then back home.

If it stops raining we will gather our big dump items in prep for a trip tomorrow. Ā Until this week our method of vehicle management has worked well. Own and maintain small fuel-efficient cars for regular use, then rent a larger vehicle or truck only when we need one. But this week that didn’t work as planned. There were no trucks for us to rent. So, we will make do with a van. Might mean a couple of trips, I guess.

When we get home, it is back up to the sewing room. I finished the bodice and sleeves of the dress. Things went really well on the sewing front.

But on the fit front – not so well. Ā I know the pattern said negative ease. It also said to trust it. My measurements were one the low side of the range so I did in fact trust it. Ā I have blocked enough things to know that if you pull a knit in one direction, it will shrink in the other, but I kind of thought that they would have planned for that. And maybe they did on a flat chested woman. Which I am not. The bodice barely comes down over my bra!

So, I look on this as a muslin or toile or test sew or future rags, whatever you want to call it. Future efforts will be wider and longer.

It’s probably just as well as I didn’t do a super job of lining up the plaids. I might be the only one to notice, but I would have.

What are you doing this rainy Friday?

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  1. The rain has stopped here. Sunshine and more acceptable temperatures. I feel like a slug next to you and all you’ve gotten done.

    • Do not say that! You get lots done as well, I am sure. Our house is a mess, and I have seen about 100 hours of TV this week. Very slug-like, but I knit during it all, so it looks like progress is being made on something. šŸ™‚ We had some sun yesterday, but it is gone again. It’s OK – we are down about 7 inches of rain for the year, so I can’t complain when we get a few soaking days.

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