2010 SPU 3 - Fab Opera, But Sew Frustrated

The update is a day late because I seem to be having a perpetual headache, fourth day now, and it's aggravated by staring at monitors. I'm a mainframe programmer by day, so staring at a monitor occupied most of Monday that I had to give my eyes a rest from 8pm yesterday. And I still don't feel refreshed!

It's been a busy week. Fab was here for a visit and we went to the Opera House to watch La Traviata. It wasn't as sleep-inducing as I thought it would be. It even brought me close to tears. But it was the costumes that really caught my eye -- they were sumptuous! Too bad I couldn't take photos.

Then, there's Avatar, dinners, work and being sick. So again not much sewing this week.

The only sewing I did was an utter failure -- the Hepburn/Givenchy inspired dress turned out to be too tight. I got so used to not having any fit issues with Japanese patterns (all very loose), that I did not take the time to measure the pattern before cutting out the fabric. What a n00b!

Physically sick and sartorially frustrated, I spent the weekend catching up on chores while watching Project Runway Season 6.

I started working on Fit for Real People, and I made it up to the body graph section -- thanks to ever-sweet Ric who was also sick, but patiently traced my outline on brown paper taped to the wall. But making a fitting shell seems so daunting, depressing and boring that it's not something I could tackle in my current state.

For now, all these failures will be moved back to Future Projects.

I need work on something easy and immediately wearable. Possibly another Japanese pattern.

But I really should be planning and prepping fabric on Sundays, so that by Monday I know what my current project will be.

Current Projects
  • none

Future Projects
  • Hepburn/Givenchy inspired dress (muslin) - need to fix
  • Fitting Shell 
  • Baby quilt
  • Headphone Case
  • Ruffle Halter
  • Wrap Dress
  • Top using Nani Iro 1m fabric
  • Casual shirt for Ric
  • Pants for Ric
  • Coffee Date Dress
  • Minimalist cowl top (dark blue fabric from tessuti)

Completed Projects = Sewing Prowess

Repair Projects
  • Reinforce Ric's jeans' zipper
  • Hem pants 1
  • Hem pants 2
  • Change bag handle
  • Remake linen jacket
  • Remove unnecessary zippers of 3 tops with side zip - completed
  • New zipper for Ric's pants - completed

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