March 4, 2010
Dear Express Blouse...(a breakup story)
So, I think today is going to be the last day I'll be wearing you. I can honestly say that it's not you, it's me. It's going to be hard for me to let go of you completely, since I really do like your style...I hope you'll forgive me for wanting to make a pattern from you before you go, so I can make a (longer) version of you that's better for me. Please don't feel like I'll be abandoning you when I take you to Goodwill...it's for your own good, really. I'm hoping that you'll be able to find someone better for you, too. Somebody shorter, perhaps.
p.s. I really will miss your color. I don't know if I'll be able to replicate that.
(In other news... I'm hoping that, given that I have almost all of tomorrow and Saturday free--just one lesson tomorrow, and going to the movies on Saturday night--maybe, just maybe, I can get those window curtains all sewn together. And then I can make clothes again!! I still need to make some pillows and closet curtains, but those can wait. It's been way too long since I've sewn anything I can wear, and I'm starting to get antsy. Also, I've decided to be intelligent about a couple of those upcoming projects and make muslins first. Like for the two things I'll be making from the plaids I bought recently. I've also decided that, since I haven't found any fabric yet that I really love for it, I should probably make the effort to test this pattern before I expend too much energy on hunting some down. I hate to admit it, but given that this is more of a mod-era 60s remake and I certainly don't have the figure of Twiggy, there is potential for it to not look very good on me at all. But I'm definitely going to make something else first-- I don't want my first post-clothing hiatus project to be a muslin!!!)
(Also, expect some changes around here soon... I'm thinking the blog is due for another makeover too.)