Friday, 28 September 2012

Thank Oona for saving me from bloggy financial ruin

Oh hey, so Oona explained that even though my Picasa account is full, I can keep uploading photos less than 800 x 800 for free, so prepare yourself for some small, crappy, low resolution photos!

Oh, I certainly know how to attract the readers, don't I?

Where was I?  Well, after I made that yellow cut-out muslin I showed in the last post, I blithely made the alterations I thought I would need and cut into my red/white/blue double-sided shwe shwe. The result is....OK.  The fit through the bodice is a bit loose for my liking. I tossed it into the wash and dried it on high heat, since I hear that's how the best couturiers do it at Chanel. 

True story. 


OK, maybe not.  It actually helped a bit, but I would still like to open up the side seams and do a bit of fussing about with the fit. 




I also made a vest from a 1980 Style pattern my mother gave me.  I have had a morbid fear of vests since the '90s, due to these attrocities:  







and these: 


"Busy Mom's To-Do List" Tacky Ugly Sweater Vest Women's Size XL
(I take exception to this "Mom's To Do List":  Up at 8am?!?  Sleep at 10pm?!?  What kind of slacker's paradise does this Mom live in?)

and these:

Mine is positively invisible in comparison: 

Taken by a 3 year old using an iPhone.  Doesn't look so bad now that you know the backstory, does it?  ;)

Tiny pocket for my stash.  And by stash I mean candy.




More to follow tomorrow, that's if I'm not exhausted from my vest-inspired "busy" Mom day of sleeping in, going to bed early, and not going to work.  Pft. 






9 comments:

  1. Love your LBV!!! And the candy on the inside is brilliant. I fully understand your fear of vests - I actually have a vest pattern that is required to be made up in Xmas fabric!!! Whatever possessed me to even think it would be wearable???? Still uncut if anyone would like it...

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    1. I think my cousin had one of those with bells on it. I'll have to look through my photo albums for the incriminating evidence.

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  2. Cute vest, not atrocious at all. Re photos have you considered joining flikr?

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    1. I have a flickr account, but the last time I tried, blogger wouldn't let me post from there.

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  3. Thats a great vest- I too have vest fear- I was once told quite seriously by a friend offering meaningful advice that 'a vest is a chubby girls best friend'....oh my. You have made me rethink them positively!

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    1. OMG. I hope that friend had a vest, because she probably needed a new best friend after that comment.

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  4. I don't think the dress is bad at all! Glad you resorted to Chanel techniques. I totally would have done the same thing (and have many times!)

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    1. yeah, I think I'll give Karl a call and let him in on my haute couture secrets.

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  5. Love the cutout accents.
    Re photos: You could also start using a Flickr account or snapfish/photobucket/ shutterfly etc most of which you can use your FB/Twitter accounts to log into. That way when this one fills up you have another one to link through. Doesn't blogger give you an image quota for the month?

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