It’s been hard work getting back into the sewing room. Between my varying energy levels/my need to exercise during naptimes so I don’t fall over and sleep and end up feeling awful and not sleeping at night, falling back into the pattern of working in my room daily has been difficult to get started again.
Add a water heater that died a couple of nights ago (but not before it leaked on the carpet–thankfully not irreparably), and my best laid plans for this week have not materialized. I can still prewash some jersey on cold, but man my brain is muddled with feeling unsettled about this dumb water heater.
But a shower at my parents’ helped me clear my head and I mustered up enough get up to get a muslin made of my White House/Black Market cowl neck tee with the sleeve ties.
The Ottobre pattern I’m using is perfect–I added an exterior casing to take care of the ties on the shoulder, and it not only worked out elegantly, it might be the easiest RTW copy ever. I’ve never made a cowl before so I was unsure of the style on me, but I like it. I am glad I made a muslin though, because I needed to raise the bottom of the armscye a bit which is pretty typical for sleeveless styles…actually I’ve never really successfully made a sleeveless garment. This dress came the closest, and I remember really monkeying around with that armscye a fair bit.
So little by little things are getting done. Here’s for hoping that there’s hot water again tomorrow!