I’ve altered the pattern for BratzBasher’s coat. I started with a costume pattern meant to resemble Neo’s long, black coat from The Matrix, and now I’ve got a shorter (BB isn’t that tall), yellow (leaning toward orange) coat. I had no idea it would be such a chore to alter it, but it took me three hours to make all of the changes. Of course, part of that time was spent figuring out how to do it without losing the shape at the bottom. There wasn’t a line on the pattern that said, “shorten/lengthen here”, so I had to…well, nevermind. I got it done.
I’ll post a pic of the finished coat when I’m through. So far, I’ve cut out all the pieces, ironed on all of the interfacing, and stitched the front, back, and sides together. Now I just have to sew on the collar, the front facings, the back facing, the sleeves…remembering to add the white swirls to the sleeves before I assemble them. Sigh. That sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? My goal is to finish it by the end of Friday. Saturday is reserved for major cleanup to make the house presentable for Christmas. Have to clean up the everyday junk before I can set out my Christmas junk, you know. The hardest places will be my sewing area, which has grown to encompass most of the front room, and the
coffee juice table. Those darn flat surfaces, yeah?
Meanwhile, we’ve all got allergies — or have they morphed into colds? I can’t tell. I know that the mold count was off the charts lately, but it seems to have settled down now — as has my cough. Still, we’re all congested. BB is almost as bad as I am when she’s sick. The thing that makes her better than I am is the fact that she takes her medicine without complaint — even the liquid stuff. I’m still terrible about that. She asks every morning if she’s sick enough to stay home from school, but she never has a fever. Poor kid. Now go to school and quit bugging me.
Well, it’s time to get dressed and go be productive for a few hours. Wish me luck.