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Follow-up to yesterdays sewing-related whinge:

Dear pattern company,

I buy a pattern because I don't want to have to wing it. It is almost funny but definitely not helpful when you provide two version of the bodice pattern, and one of them doesn't have the notches marked, and the other doesn't have the boning channel placement marked.

Especially when I spent > $50 for the pattern set, I kind of expect quality control.

I would also give bonus points for any concrete guidance about how to adjust the bodice pattern when you are larger than whatever the "regular" pattern represents (maybe a B cup?) but smaller than a DD. Because, unsurprisingly, while the former was unreasonably skimpy, the latter is rather excessively generous.

Sincerely yours from the middle ground,

J.A.

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Meanwhile, at another ranch altogether:

Dear FB friend whom I barely know IRL:

I do not expect everyone I know on FB to post only cheery stories. In fact, I think there is value in posting things that are serious, and sometimes sad.

However, I really truly did not want to see the photograph that accompanied the post you re-shared about how many animals die in shelters.

I mean, even aside from the fact that long blocks of grey text make me immediately reach for snopes, and that I therefore suspect the picture is either fake or presented in a made-up context -- I just did not want to see it.

Nauseously yours,

J.A.
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Somehow, I had briefly forgotten my plan to make a spencer with the purple fabric that so beautifully matches the sari fabric of my new Regency gown. And since I have another Regency event coming up in February, I guess I better work on that *before* I go too far down the Titanic rabbit hole. sewing / costume related blather )

In other non-news, I am tired. Really super tired. This may have something to do with not getting to sleep quite as early as I should have last night, waking up with heartburn at 2-something, waking up due to earthquake at 5:30-ish, needing to actually get up by 6:30 due to an early AM Beta call, impending girl d00m, or all of the above.

Also, I am hearing helicopters *again*. Even if I want to tune out the news of the world, it is right here, right now.
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Great things that go great together: Listening to This American Life podcasts and sewing.

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