needle & thREAD: stuck

There was a lot of goodby-ing happening here this week.





Lots of people left in a house (that suddenly feels bigger) to cuddle and comfort and eat ice cream out of the carton with.

And there was a whole lot of lesson planning.


Alas, there was no actual sewing.



I did make a decision. I washed and dried some fabric. I pushed the planning books aside on the table. I cut out the pattern and set about to pin it. Before pinning I read the directions, hated them, wished Oliver + S made patterns for adults, consulted every sewing book on my shelf and every pattern stashed to see if there were something else for me to sew for me, and then decided to just go ahead and conquer the Lisette pattern.



When I pinned it, I realized I didn't have enough fabric. So, I washed and dried different fabric from the stash. As I was pinning that I read on the pattern piece that the finished bust measurement of the smallest size on this pattern is 4 inches larger than my actual bust measurement. Tell me, ladies, is this too much ease? Should I buy a smaller pattern? I'm stuck until you advise.


I'm still reading an advanced copy of Hands Free Mama's new book. Good reading, but I keep finding myself putting down the book to go find and do something with my kids;-)




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